Happy Friday!

> WorldChanging doesn't like Obama's pick of Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, a conservative Republican with little transportation experience and terrible environmental ratings who was an executive at Caterpillar, a major player in road building.

> House Democrats unveiled a $825 billion recovery package, nearly $50 billion would go directly to vehicle and transportation projects.

> Sarah Palin is suing the federal government over its placement of beluga whales on the endangered species list, which could hurt the oil industry, doncha know.

Have a great weekend, see you back here on Monday.

Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Friday political buzz: Palin, Obama, and bailout cash
Sarah Palin is suing the feds on behalf of the oil industry, Obama makes a bad pick on transportation, and Dems announce their bailout plan.