Meant to post Wednesday, but time has run away with me this week. At any rate:
The election was almost exactly as predicted by the center group of pollers and pundits. My first thought is that the Republicans did this to themselves. They got themselves into a couple of scandals, couldn't show unity on important issues, and had the dynamic duo of Frist and Hastert as leaders. It's a wonder they didn't lose more seats. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Rummy's departure is only a mild surprise and disappointment. He is a hard-edged gentleman of great drive and integrity, but perhaps stubborn, and done in by the shenanigans of the CIA, who hate him and the Defense Department. And we get a CIA man as replacement. . . .