Katie Couric's Notebook: Twas the Fight

Twas just weeks before Christmas, and what do you know? Senate Democrats are once again praying for Snowe.

They won 60 votes to start the debate, but they're back to square one...and they just have to wait.

Wait for blue dogs like Nelson and Lincoln...who say a public option would mean the economy sinkin'.

Wait for Joe Lieberman...who says it won't pass....and hope Mary Landrieu can change her mind fast.

The Republican votes right now total zero...but a trigger could make one woman a hero.

The moderate who hails from the land way up north...could save Harry Reid's Christmas with a deal she brought forth...urging government plans for when private ones fail.

To think...both sides happy? Can both sides prevail?

At this point no compromise looms within sight...that means after Thanksgiving...it's on with the fight.

Enjoy your turkey and know we'll be here...to help make this tough topic...just a little more clear.

And that's a page from my notebook,

I'm Katie Couric, CBS News.