The wife nixed my pick of "Chainsaw" for the lumberkid's middle name, but Pa Chambliss got away with "Saxby"? Anyway, some good news:
Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss beat back a prolonged challenge from Democrat Jim Martin on Tuesday to win a second term in office after a bruising four-week runoff between the one-time University of Georgia fraternity brothers.
Chambliss’s double-digit victory dashed Democrats’ dreams of securing a filibuster-proof, 60-vote “super majority” in the Senate and buoyed a Republican Party battered by staggering losses in the Nov. 4 general election.
So we dodged the 60-vote bullet. Now the crushing of Al Franken's hopes and dreams has become reason number one to follow the Minnesota recount torture. Mmmm, the salty tears of a Northern liberal... delicious.