Below the Fold for February 16

Let's check out some political stories we found Below the Fold:

Watch What You Say

Southwest Airlines soon will face trial in a racial discrimination suit based on the fact that flight attendant Jennifer Cudiff tried to get some late-arriving passengers to take their seats by saying: "eenie meenie minie moe, pick a seat, we gotta go."

Two African American women took umbrage, citing an old racist version of the verse. The pair seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

Wintry Washington

As you can tell, it's snowing in Washington. Forecasters think there may be two feet of the white stuff on the ground by Monday night. So guess where the city's mayor is? Answer: Puerto Rico, where temperatures may hit 80 on Sunday.

By the way, the mayor, through press spokesman Tony Bullock, has expressed full confidence in the city's snow-removal teams.