The staff of the Tolbert Report (that's me, my wife Kathy, and four year son Luke as well as our newest addition scheduled to arrive in April) will be traveling out of the country to New Orleans for Christmas. I think New Orleans is still part of France. So blogging may be light over the next few days. But rest assured, I will return well rested and several pounds heavier, ready to bring you new and exciting stories. The political blogging jamboree (also known as the legislative session) is only days away!