It's the hot list! Everybody wants to be one of the 182 people
whose backgrounds were checked by state highway patrol Lt. Ronnie Shirley.
Republicans hope they're on the list because that'll mean Democrats were behind the trooper's snooping. And vice versa. Bredesen's aides hope they're on it because it'll deflect blame from the administration. And journalists hope they're one of the lucky two reporters on the list because it'll mean somebody hates them enough to dig up dirt on them. Any reporter would wear it as a badge of honor. Proof of badassery.