I think the traditional media, having gorged on a diet of press releases pre-chewed by Rahm Emanuel, are having a hard time working what really happened in the 2006 election through their alimentary canals. From the AP's :
In the win column: YouTube, Giorgio Armani suits, racy fiction by public figures, San Francisco, Arctic caribou, Rahm Emanuel, lobbyists who abide by the law and immigrants who didn't.
Losers? How about gun control, Halliburton, the legend of Karl Rove, officials who know about secret prisons and might be forced to talk, and liberal bloggers who may find it harder to rage against the machine now that their side IS the machine on Capitol Hill?
That is just so misguided I don't even know where to begin. If he thinks we're going to have trouble — er — gently steering Democrats towards the agendas we applaud, the ones we raised over half a million dollars to promote (yes: ending no-bid Pentagon contracts, no: draconian bankruptcy bills) Mr. Woodward might want to try reading a few liberal blogs as opposed to simply regurgitating generalizations gleaned over cocktail weenies.
Quick, someone get me Biden!
(graphic courtesy Lily Tomlin Cheese Museum)