The holidays get to us all, but it seems that it has finally broken Sen. Jim DeMint, who just sent us this e-mail on wasteful government spending.

That’s why I promise to be your Grinch. What does that mean? I will stay “on guard,” making sure they don’t try to slip anything past the American people. $400 million dollar bridges to nowhere, multi-million dollar buildings named after current congressmen and yes, believe it or not, a Hippie Hall of Fame are all on their agenda to be snuck through before the year ends.

The gist is that he’ll be so busy fighting off the hippies (now that would be a funny cartoon), that he won’t have time to campaign for his coming election right around the corner — in 2010. The e-mail has no less than five links to DeMint’s donation page. A Grinch, indeed.