LIE DOWN WITH DOGS….The Senate offers two months of severance pay to staff members who are let go. Nancy Pelosi recently offered to extend the same deal to House Republican staffers who will be losing their positions when Democrats take control in January:

But her offer was scuttled — by Republican lawmakers, who complained they didn’t have the opportunity to study the proposal and look at costs….One of the affected House staffers said his comrades are mystified that a plan that would benefit employees of Republicans would be killed by Republicans: “We hope the Democrats revisit it.”

Merry Christmas, Republican staffers! Now you know how the rest of us feel.

Via Digby.