This week’s smorgasbord of political odds-and-ends is brought to you by my short attention span. Plus, doesn’t it seem like lots of stuff is, y’ know, happening this week? It’s no ratification of a defense spending bill or passage of a long-overdue nuclear war treaty (hey, everyone’s too busy picking out the least offensive holiday knick-knack for the in-laws to bomb their frenemies anyway, amirite?), but for a Congress that might as well spend its sessions in a perpetual, partisan paintball war (face and groin shots highly favored, +10 for hitting that wily McCain who’s always changing the goalposts or declaring a rematch halfway through the game), it’s a nice little Christmas peace offering, like giving your kid a cat-shaped tin instead of the real cat they asked for (this happened to me). Read More Political Round-up: WikiLeaks, Tax Cuts, DADT and More!