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Noted and passed - Nov. 19, 2012
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• Every year seems to find a new “over-used” expression -- something that is uttered by one person and then is heard everywhere you turn. For this year’s we’ve-heard-it-too-much saying, we’re nominating “kicking the can down the road,” which Washington politicians are using to describe a quick fix to the nation’s deficit problems rather than a solid, long-term solution. We hope that in the future they resort less to catchy phrases and more to solving our problems. • Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina isn’t hesitant about trying to work with Democrats in Washington, but he’s not being bashful about criticizing Susan Rice, the woman President Obama plans to nominate for secretary of state after Hillary Clinton resigns.