Today on the Dish we continued to keep the spotlight on Iran. Khamenei smeared Montazeri, Abbas Milani honored Montazeri, NIAC touched on the significance of Qom, the Dish honored Neda, and we were all awed by protest footage.

In other news, we saw marriage equality on the march in Latin America, anti-gay rumors on Rwanda were muted, a Dem congressman switched teams, and Palin continued her war on bloggers. Andrew revisited the '90s, Pawlenty blabbered to Newsweek, and Frum disapproved of the healthcare bill.

The Dish aired more depressing Xmas songs from Robert Earle Keene, Paul Kelly, Woody Guthrie, and Judy Garland (again). We chronicled two more Recession View updates here and here. We talked more Laredo here and here. Andrew begrudgingly issued Von Hoffmans here and here

And don't forget to vote! 

-- C.B.

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