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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

IT'S A LANDSLIDE

Politicians Sweep Midterm Elections

Resounding Victories In All States, Counties, Cities, Towns
WASHINGTON, DC—After months of aggressive campaigning and with nearly 99 percent of ballots counted, politicians were the big winners in Tuesday's midterm election, taking all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, retaining a majority with 100 out of 100 seats in the Senate, and pushing political candidates to victory in each of the 36 gubernatorial races up for grabs.


But seriously:

Bye bye, Santorum! Off to overpaid lobbyland for you!

And helllooooo, Nancy's subpoena power.

11 Comments:

  • At 11:08 PM, Blogger Jill said…

    I was so discombobulated by the insane woman staffing my voting booth that I neglected to vote for Comptroller and didn't even notice Malachy McCourt on the ballot. I was flummoxed that she made everybody line up for one voting booth while the other stood empty. She seemed not to understand that she could alternate booths. Never mind finding a name alphabetically - that task pretty much sent her over the edge. I think she was drunk.

     
  • At 11:41 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Heh. I wonder where you were voting...

    I am a little bummed that the Greens look like they just barely missed the 50,000 mark. It's almost like all my ranting on this blog was for naught.

     
  • At 1:51 AM, Blogger Coco Seven Mile said…

    Okay: I can live with losing 86 (the cigarette tax), 87 (oil production tax) & 89 (clean elections), as long as 90 (restriction on govt power) doesnt pass. We're passing the $40b in bonds, so it's not all bad news.

    That we're passing 83 (sex offenders) is shameful but not surprising, but I think this can somehow subsequently be reigned in.

    Looks like we won't cross the 2/3 threshold for $1b housing bonds in the City of LA, but that's only with, um, 2% reporting. So maybe I shut up and wait for more results.

    So, are we never again going to know election results on election night? Ever?

     
  • At 2:19 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Yeah, that must suck about living in California. But then to balance that you've got: the weather, generous public assistance programs, lots of vegetarian food options, and the weather.

    p.s. It's raining in Brooklyn.

     
  • At 2:19 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    But it's raining men in DC!

     
  • At 2:49 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Also, what is up with Nevadans electing someone who just attempted rape three weeks ago??? I've spent some time in Vegas, and it's not that crazy.

     
  • At 3:22 AM, Blogger Emma B said…

    Whatevs Solomon, the veggie choices out here aren't what someone's has apparently wispered in you adorable little ear. Veg Dim Sum house for xmas, anyone? I'll be there! Maybe you and I should take a little trip to DC, if it's truly raining men, I always figure that between the two of us we'll be able to get our man. . .
    ps Did Adam Green win for comptroller?
    pps did you know that here in Cali-forn-aye-a that we have controllers instead? How lame is that?
    xo
    Emma

     
  • At 12:39 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    90 appears to have lost. Of all the ballot propositions in the country, that's the one that worried me the most.

    Ballot propositions suck. They have all the worst flaws of democracy that the founders were afraid of, without any of the Rousseauian benefits of small community.

     
  • At 1:37 PM, Blogger Phoebe Evergreen said…

    I lost.

     
  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    Lost what? It can't be the City of LA charter reform--I just looked that up and your team won.

     
  • At 1:12 AM, Blogger Coco Seven Mile said…

    Prop H-- the housing bond. Fucking two-thirds threshold.

     

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