I’d much rather have been wrong; Joe Lieberman is scum. Get used to the Democratic Party’s capitulationist behavior, kids, ’cause it’s not going to change with Barack “Let’s Sing Kumbaya with the GOP” Obama in the Oval Office.
Meanwhile, I’m pleasantly surprised that the voters of Alaska seem to have done the right thing — barely:
Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in Senate history, narrowly lost his re-election bid Tuesday, marking the downfall of a Washington political power and Alaska icon who couldn’t survive a conviction on federal corruption charges. His defeat to Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich moves Senate Democrats closer to a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority.
Stevens’ ouster on his 85th birthday marks an abrupt realignment in Alaska politics and will alter the power structure in the Senate, where he has served since the days of the Johnson administration while holding seats on some of the most influential committees in Congress…
Stevens’ loss was another slap for Republicans in a year that has seen the party lose control of the White House, as well as seats in the House and Senate. It also moves Democrats one step closer to the 60 votes needed to overcome filibusters in the Senate. Democrats now hold 58 seats, when two independents who align with Democrats are included, with undecided races in Minnesota and Georgia where two Republicans are trying to hang onto their seats.
Happy birthday, motherfucker! You’re eighty-five years old and your life is in ruins.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.