Wednesday, December 03, 2008

What Kind of Dad Names His Kid Saxby?

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.