December 30th, 2008
09:23 PM ET

Evening Buzz

Cate Vojdik
AC360° Writer

You have to admit, Rod Blagojevich has chutzpah.

Today the Illinois governor upped the ante in a game of political chicken by appointing a former state attorney general to Barack Obama’s empty Senate seat – the same one the governor is accused of trying to sell. The news conference he held was one of the strangest - and most fascinating - we’ve seen. Blagojevich nomination left many stunned – and outraged – and for many different reasons, including race. Lots of reaction and ridicule to cover tonight. Fire up the popcorn maker and pull up a seat.

We’ll also have the latest on the crisis unfolding in Gaza. Tonight the Israeli government is weighing a temporary truce and the U.S. is urging Hamas to hold its fire. But the airstrikes and rocket attacks continue. We’ve got newly released video from the Israeli Air Force and Nic Robertson is in the field with all the latest.

Kathy Griffin joins us as well. She and Anderson are warming up for tomorrow night’s big New Year’s Eve production in Times Square. You never know what will happen with Griffin is on set. You might see a surprise or two. You’ll also see some of the 360 staff’s favorite videos from 2008. Do you have a favorite video – viral or not – that made you laugh, cringe or cry in 2008? There’s always time for late entries. Let us know.

All that and much more coming up at 10 pm eastern.

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