You know it's a slow news day when the Zogby Poll is looking forward to New Year's Day. Whoa, that's a week down the road. But the topic of the poll is who will you be kissing as the digital clock slides into '09. According to Zogby,
"more people will kiss their pet at midnight than will kiss a friend." You can't make this stuff up, folks.
The poll also finds that women are 4.5 times as likely to spend New Year's Eve with a pet than men are. That's because men will be out looking for those women who are staying home drinking Cold Duck with their pet.
And, the topper: Democrats are more likely than Republicans to spend New Year's Eve with a pet. That's because Democrats don't have any money to spend. They've been laid off. Their pets won't be judgmental because the laid-off Democrats don't have jobs going into the new year.
And to prove it really is a slow news day, the Zogbv poll also asked folks who they'd like to spend New Year's Eve with, Sarah Palin or Tina Fey. Thirty-nine percent said they would spend it with Palin; 39 percent with Fey. The Hound also hears the Sarah Palin calendar is No. 1 on the Amazon.com list for calendars. President-elect Obama's calendar is No. 8.
Does The Hound detect some gag Christmas stocking stuffers were purchased at the Alaska governor's expense. You, betcha!