Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Day 8: Independents
I'm not a political prognosticator, by any stretch of the imagination. I leave the art and science of politics to those who are far more learned than I. But, assuming the U.S. Senate ends up in a dead even split of 49-2-49, Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Bernard Sanders (I-VT) are about to become two of the most powerful members in that--I wanted to say august, but I can't--legislative body in decades. Or am I wrong?
As for yesterday's elections, put that in your referendum pipe and smoke it, Mr. President, Mr. Cheney, and Mr. Rumsfeld.
Actually, I'm fearful that the partisanship and polorization that is increasingly the hallmark of discourse in this country will continue. The Democrats are gonna stick it to the Republicans in the same manner in which they've been poked for the last six years. It's not going to be pretty. I wish it wouldn't end up that way, but it will.