MASSterList: Probation Dept. even more screwed up than you thought – Mitt Media Madness continues o

LOOKING A DEAD HORSE IN THE MOUTH: Auditor Suzanne Bump jumps on the probation pig pile with a report that the department approved nearly $50 million in legal counsel fees without checking to see if the defendants were poor enough to qualify for state defense.(Republican, Globe)

MARKETPLACE OF IDEARS: Nothing says “Tuesday morning” quite like a 380-word Howie Carr column. If only they were all this short. (Herald)

SCOTTO: Scott Brown (R-Mainachusetts) asks House GOP members to just shut up and pass the payroll tax bill already. (Globe)

I-Team: MBTA Police Officer Suspended For Mailing Dead Rats Huntsman’s Daughters Discuss Campaign At UMass Lowell Santa debate heating up among Saugus firefighters, school district

NATURAL JOKER: “It's a hairpiece,” said Mitt Romney on last night's Letterman show. (Globe)

UNSCIENCE: Have you voted in the #MApoli Best of 2011 poll yet? Well get on that and remember who your boy is for No. 7. (Hint: NOT Batman.)

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