"Each time I've met Huffington, I wondered if she was not somehow the long-lost daughter of Madame Nicolai Ceaucescu, or a genetic cross between Martha Stewart and Count Dracula. Had this Greek-born harpy lived in medieval times, she would have been sewn up in a bag with a rooster and two snakes and thrown into the nearest river." -- Eric Margolis, Toronto Star
So, have all government offices shut down, or only the legislature? I've only heard that the house has shut down. IIRC, people were only po'ed at the Gingrich shutdown because the functions of many gov't departments ceased.