Toast: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for making the strongest declaration yet that global climate change is real and most likely manmade. While the panel's report, released Friday, admits whatever action mankind takes is probably too late to fully reverse the effects, it does warn that doing nothing would be costly. Billions of dollars would have to be spent so people could adapt to a warmer world and at least a million lives would be lost because of droughts, floods and hurricanes. As the panel said: the next step lies with lawmakers.
Roast: former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft for sticking taxpayers with a $50,000 bill for his book "The Taft Years: 1999-2006" subtitled "Making Ohio A Better Place to Live, Work and Raise a Family." The 128-page book is a glossy, full color publication which also conveniently glosses over Taft's ethics convictions. And the worst part printing the 2,000 copies cost about $18,000 while the other $32,000 comes from consulting (consulting!) costs. Apparently Taft needed help in deciding how best to stick Ohio one last time.