[8:14pm] The results are not in yet and I guess I’ll spend the night flipping channels between Battlestar Galactica and network TV reports on the mid terms. I’m guessing the Republicans will keep the Senate but will lose the House. Although I’m not sure about the latter actually. In the past month or so enough dirt has been flung to make every politician in America look filthy. An evangelical ultra conservative is exposed for having sex with a male prostitute. A republican steps down for sending sexual emails to a young male intern. Strange how next to the failure in Iraq, any dirt that seems to gather on the surface of the Republican party’s portfolio seems to involve very old men looking for sex with very young men. It’s kinda ironic.
On a personal note I do hope the Republicans stay in power. Bush will be legacy hunting in these next two years so it would be interesting to see him fail despite all odds. Rendering him a lame duck is like losing with an excuse. Its been 6 years so at this point I’m more interested in the history than the politics.
Will this happen though? Well everywhere I go people are saying Americans would have to be crazy not to take this opportunity to shift the power away from the current executive. I’m actually depending on that. After electing Jesse Ventura, Arnold Schwarzenegger and President Bush, twice, I have to admit, the odds are pretty good.
[11:52pm] Democrats take control of the House. Schwarzenegger re-elected.
[10:25pm – The Following Night] Allen loses virginia; score one for the mucacas of the world. Dems. take the Senate.