Madame Speaker!!!!

Yesterday was a great day. Not only did Dems take the house, but they took it by a bigger margin than expected!! Last I saw this morning, we had picked up 27 seats, with several still remaining to be decided. Nancy Pelosi is about the become the first female Speaker of the House. Conservatives such as John Hostettler, Clay Shaw, Chris Chocola and Richard Pombo are out, getting their asses handed to them in races that weren't even close. And my favorite Senator of all time, Rick Santorum, lost by such a huge margin that I'm surprised to hear that he even campaigned!! My girl Claire McCaskill beat Jim Talent, who I consider to be the next-scummiest man alive (behind Santorum, of course). The only sad moment for me was Harold Ford Jr's loss in the TN Senate race - but I take comfort in knowing that that man has big things ahead of him and we haven't seen the last of him on the national political scene.

So what happens now? I suppose waiting on the results in VA and MT is going to get boring after awhile. I wonder if each state will have as many recounts as FL '00 or WA Gov '04? I love having to wait months to know the balance of the Senate (Or in the case of '00, who the President is). Apparently recounts are officially part of the modern election. Someone's going to need to do something about that. I suggest that Sens. Burns and Allen just give up. Burns can go to jail where he belongs and Allen can go ride horses and throw around racist slurs to his little heart's content.

Yes, its a good day. Look forward to more gloating as conservatives like Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh start citing a Clinton Conspiracy to take over the world as being responsible for last night's victory. I mean, it couldn't just be that Americans are tired of the hateful, ignorant, corrupt Republicans that were running the show, could it????


Public Service Announcement

Ahoy from Republican Land, AKA The Spoke!! Its been awhile since I've written.....so, in honor of my favorite day, which only rolls around once every 2 years, I thought I would post a public service announcement.

ITS ELECTION DAY!!!! And its a big one. Unfortunately we're not electing a new President, but we ARE electing House and Senate members and my beloved Democratic party is poised for big things. I'm talking House takeover, and *maybe* a Senate takeover as well. Its like the birth of a new America.

In case you're on the fence about who to vote for, a Democrat or an evil Republican, think about this - imagine a world where when you wake up in the morning, you know your government isn't run by crazy, hateful, ignorant, intolerant, sleazy, corrupt, selfish people. Rick Santorum will no longer be the junior Senator from Pennsylvania, making stupid, ignorant comments about gay people and women and everyone else who doesn't fall into the "white, straight, male, wealthy" category. Conrad Burns will be in jail somewhere in Montana. Jim Talent will crawl back into his little hole in the ground, hopefully to be attacked by those dreaded stem cells and killed. Just think about it. I'm not saying Dems running the show will be sunshine and roses - I mean, we'll still be stuck with John Kerry and his bad jokes and Nancy Pelosi and her scary post-5th-facelift botoxed clown look. But at least they're fun to make fun of, while the Republicans mentioned above, and about 25 or so others who are on their way out today, are just scary scary people.

SOOOO - the public service announcement. GO VOTE!!!! I don't really care if you're voting Democrat or Republican, b/c let's face it - if you vote Republican you are going to be on the losing team and who likes that? I've had to suffer through being on the losing team for about 8 years now, and let me tell you - it sucks. So make the swtich! Vote Democrat! Its going to be a big day for us - shouldn't we all just be winners together?