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Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Election day has come and gone and I sit here now pondering the results (and waiting for Virginia to finish counting.) As of this writing, the nation is holding its collective breath waiting to see the make-up of the Senate. The score in the stands is Republicans 49, Democrats 50. One vote to go... will there be a majority or a tied game?

Me? I'm hoping for a tie. It's looking pretty certain that we're going to be under a Democratic administration in 2008, and walking into that with a tied house means that candidates will be forced into moderation. Moderation is where I'd like us to be; no "agenda" can be foisted upon the American people and the politicians will have to fight each other to find "common ground", which usually involves less screwing of the average citizen.

In local news, it seems that Ted gets to keep his job. I was happy this year because it's the first time since I've been a voter where I felt there were two good candidates. In terms of initiatives, some measures passed, but most failed. I'm not displeased.

I'd just like to say "Thanks" to everyone who turned out and voted. The democratic process depends upon an educated and engaged voter crowd. At least we're halfway there....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget that we have several southern Democrats voted in. Even with a majority party i think we will have more balanced issues this way than with any red leadership.

8:19 AM, November 14, 2006  

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