Have you heard about the scramble in New Jersey? The governor-elect Jon Corzine, until recently a Senator, will appoint his Senate successor, and the "elaborate suck-up" campaign among New Jersey's Congressional delegation, all but one of whom are angling for the spot, slammed instantly into high gear. Here's the Washington Post (registration probably required) take on it.
It's political comedy at its lowest, folks. From the Post article, on tensions between Corzine and one of the hopefuls:
There is a history of animus between Schumer and Corzine, dating to a speech Corzine delivered last year at the Washington Press Club. "Sharing a media market with Chuck Schumer is like sharing a banana with a monkey," Corzine lamented. "Take a little bite out of it and he will throw his own feces at you."
Corzine, who said he meant this facetiously, would later apologize.