Hoosiers interested in some good-natured political ribbing can't miss the 2012 Indiana Gridiron Dinner.
The Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute is reviving the old Indiana political tradition, which was put on for years by the Indianapolis Press Club. It has been nearly a decade without the Gridiron.
The laugh-fests used to be the social highlight of many sessions, with the best lines repeated for days.
This year's revival will be headlined by Gov. Mitch Daniels in Indianapolis on Feb. 22. House Speaker Brian Bosma will join former Gov. Joe Kernan as roastmasters with gubernatorial contenders Mike Pence, John Gregg, Jim Wallace and Rupert Boneham on the spit.
Aside from being a night to gather in fun and frivolity, the Gridiron is a way to raise money toward endowing a research director's chair at the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute. The IFPI is a non-partisan not-for-profit dedicated to doing unbiased research into the state's fiscal policy and budget practices.
Tickets aren't cheap at $100 but the night could live in infamy.
To learn more or buy tickets, go to http://indianagridiron.com/.