What will W and the boys try to get away with over the Christmas holiday?

Occasional guest blogger Tom Spencer from the defunct (at least for the next few months) Thinking It Through blog over at History News Network here.

As we all know, this administration is always trying to get away with things. Today’s story about Halliburton’s profiteering is a perfect example of this. Do you really think they’d be announcing the results of any sort of investigation into Halliburton if it hadn’t been for the NYT story earlier this week? They’d love to keep the gladhanding of their political cronies under the radar, right?

BTW, I’m shocked, shocked I say, to discover that there’s profiteering going on in those no-bid contracts to the Vice President’s old company. Aren’t you?

As a historian of the Gilded Age, I’m used to seeing corruption like this in my research — especially since a lot of my research is in Lincoln Steffens’s favorite town, St. Louis. However, I must admit, these guys may have outdone what I thought were some of the most corrupt administrations in American history.

But I digress. The point of this post is that I’d like to ask bloggers and readers of STF an interesting question that we can all talk about for the next week or so. What do you think the Bush administration will try to slip under the radar over the upcoming holiday? We all know how adept they are at trying to sneak things under the radar, don’t we? They really do make Clinton’s folks look like amateurs at times, don’t they?

My bet is that they’ll release the 20% of Gitmo detainees they’ve known were innocent for several months now over the holiday. It is a helluva note that these guys are so ethically challenged that they’re waiting for the right time to do it instead of, um, doing it immediately because it’s the, um, ethical thing to do.

But, once again, I digress. What bombshell will the administration quietly announce “ho-hum” like around the holiday? Let’s say between the dates of December 23 and December 26?

What do you think?