There were a lot of jokes in the media room last night about putting money on the state Senate basketball team. The thinking was that there was so much harsh debate and partisan sniping over the driver's licenses bill, the House team would spend most of their energy committing personal fouls on each other instead of scoring baskets.
I'm glad I didn't bet. Despite their differences, the House pulled together and blasted (sorry, I couldn't resist) the Senate 33-26.
Better yet, the event rasised $20,000 to benefit the UNM Cancer Center, double the amount that was raised last year, organizers say.