MORNING HEADLINES: Today is when we slay the pundits

Pundit One: Bill Gates' dad rocks If you can believe a Seattle pontificator named Mossback, Bill Gates Sr. has no reason to weep; he is going to be our hero. (Crosscut)

Pundit Two: Break out the tennis shoes King County is going to stick a fork in Dino Rossi. Again. (Seattle Times)

 Pundit Three: Read their lips Gov. Gregoire gets it on no new taxes, she says. But she also says she may eliminate Basic Health. (KREM)

Finally: Obama the misunderstood hero? Spokane's own Tim Egan takes a peek behind the curtain and says Big O saved Big Money. (NYT)

Elevator hooligans? Jail bosses are trying to figure out if it's glitches in the machine or goofing by the staff that's behind the latest elevator mishaps at the Spokane County Jail. (KXLY)

Spokane unbound? A street reconstruction project that has tied Spokane in knots is racing the winter weather toward completion. (SR)

Close to detonation It's not like Jack Bauer racing to cut the blue wire, but one of the Yemeni bombs was 17 minutes away from exploding