Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Election Night Ups and Downs
For me--though I've been a less than enthusiastic Harry Reid supporter--Sharron Angle's loss in Nevada is one of the sweeter victories by the left. It was a nail biter, and I won't pretend otherwise. But I'm thrilled that I won't have to hear "I'm Sharron Angle, and I approve this mess-eege," for a while. I wouldn't be surprised to se her "primary" John Ensign in two years, though.
So, the Republicans/tea baggers will now have to put up or shut up in the House. And then, their bills will go to die in the Senate, as most House legislation has done in the last two years. And Christine O'Donnell gets to start a nice life as a right-wing pundit--or who knows--FOX "News" host?
Other high points: Jerry Brown beat Meg Whitman. Barbara Boxer beat Carly Fiorina. That wackadoo Paladino lost in New York, and of course O'Donnell lost what would have been a safe Republican seat. All in all? Not such a bad night after all.