Why does it always take a lame-duck president (like Bush) to get simple laws that should have been passed years ago finally on the books? Maybe it’s because they’re too weak to push “real” measures through the Legislature. Well, fine by me.

In case you missed it, the red drum and striped bass have officially become protected gamefish. Hard to believe they weren’t before.

Washington may find these kinds of laws laughable, but I bet the public doesn’t. What do you think?