Add to that a dash of Palin news interviews, a sprinkle of Ted Stevens falling behind in the Senate race, Al Franken still in the running for Senate seat, and more than a bit of transition politics, and it's a political funfest the likes of which I haven't seen in ages.
Oh, and don't forget a healthy dose of financial crisis, some 'oh my god the sky is falling' panic surrounding the auto industry and stock prices globally, and a smattering of 'how the holy hell is Obama expected to fix the world?' Because really, it seems like a lot of people are putting a lot of hope into Obama. And yes, hope has been one of his clearest messages, but not that kind of hope. We're seeing some really unrealistic unicorns and rainbows hope. Let's have some more sensible hope - remember his election night speech?
So yes, a week in the news these days is like a lifetime in the best. I guess the old Chinese curse applies: may you live in interesting times. Still, wouldn't have it any other way.