Brummett’s holiday staple, a test of the winds of fortune, finds things looking up for, among others, Bill “Jackpot” Halter and Bobby Petrino (and that was before the LSU thriller). Down for the Mikes –Beebe for a variety of setbacks and Mike Huckabee. Why The Huckster?

This new book is petty and silly. He writes a whole chapter on how we need to stop being so left and right in our thinking and start thinking up and down. Your guess is as good as mine. His Fox TV show is horrid. The house band reeks.