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Webb Declares Victory As Lieberman Sells Ass

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Webb declares victory in advance of the recount.  Well done.  He won, as I expect final review will confirm.

Meanwhile, I guarantee you Lieberman was rooting for Webb, or for any configuration of final race results that will make him a critical swing vote for control of the Senate.  Whether the Republicans need him as a crossover for control or just as an extra vote to make 51, he will leverage his position in a bidding war between the Dems and the White House.  Bet on it.

Joe promised during his campaign his seniority would be there for him, and I'm sure it will be, no matter who offers it to him.  It's hustler time in Connecticut.  Joe will milk a bidding war for time and attention and the best personal deal he can get, because for Joe, it's all about Joe.

I guarantee you one of the first congratulatory calls he got was from Rove tonight, and that Cheney called him, too.  On the news, people are talking about Joe as if he is a secure vote for Reid as Leader, but Joe's a cheap street corner rentboy retread waving a yellow hanky now. 

It's going to be quite the ghastly show. I hope Harry Reid is into water sports.

On the House side, we're pitching a shutout so far.  All holds or pickups.  Nyah nyah nyeh nyah nyaaah! 

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Pachacutec

Pachacutec

Pachacutec did not, as is commonly believed, die in 1471. To escape the tragic sight of his successors screwing up the Inca Empire he’d built, he fled east into the Amazon rain forest, where he began chewing lots of funky roots to get higher than Hunter Thompson ever dared. Oddly, these roots gave him not only a killer buzz, but also prolonged his life beyond what any other mortal has known, excluding Novakula. Whatever his doubts of the utility of living long enough to see old friends pop up in museums as mummies, or witness the bizarrely compelling spectacle of Katherine Harris, he’s learned a thing or two along the way. For one thing, he’s learned the importance of not letting morons run a country, having watched the Inca Empire suffer many civil wars requiring the eventual ruler to gain support from the priests and the national military. He now works during fleeting sober moments to build a vibrant progressive movement sufficiently strong and sustainable to drive a pointed stake through the heart of American “conservatism” forever. He enjoys a gay marriage, classic jazz and roots for the New York Mets.

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