Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Senate Is Ours

It's over.

The Associated Press has projected Jim Webb as the winner of the Virginia Senate race:
The Associated Press contacted election officials in all 134 [Virginia] localities where voting occurred, obtaining updated numbers Wednesday. About half the localities said they had completed their postelection canvassing and nearly all had counted outstanding absentees. Most were expected to be finished by Friday.

The new AP count showed Webb with 1,172,538 votes and Allen with 1,165,302, a difference of 7,236. Virginia has had two statewide vote recounts in modern history, but both resulted in vote changes of no more than a few hundred votes.

An adviser to Allen, speaking on condition of anonymity because his boss had not formally decided to end the campaign, said the senator wanted to wait until most of canvassing was completed before announcing his decision, possibly as early as Thursday evening.

The adviser said that Allen was disinclined to request a recount if the final vote spread was similar to that of election night.

If Webb pops up and says he has a Nude Erection for America, I might just take him up on it.)


The Viscount LaCarte said...

Even with Diebold and all their dirty tricks...

Best news I've heard in quite some time.

blue girl said...

Macaca is right.

I am *so* glad their version of reality seems to be over. It took long enough, dammit! But, it's finally over.


And only hundreds of thousands had to die waiting.

JD said...

Now let's hope our guys have the stones to run with their mandate. Give 'em hell!

Matt said...


Blue Wren said...

Oh, Ned. I am SO ready for a nude erection ...

I'm tellin' ya -- this is the best thing since ... wow. Sliced bread. Since ... that good ol' zipper-challenged commander -in-chief. Since ... 2000.

I am simply overjoyed.

Kevin Wolf said...

What happened? I was away. Did I miss anything?

helmut said...

There is such an animal as the "booted macaque." This is my favorite type.

Guy Barry said...

Well lets see if dems can lead us out the quagmire?

Kevin Hayden said...

I'm hoping Carol Shea-Porter will become the leading voice in the party in getting us out of the President's boner in Iraq.

And while I'm glad Webb won, I sure hope Wofford will be back in some capacity, as I still think he was a greater champion of my values.

redbrick said...

An Ode to a Nude Erection

It's a vision we just have to share,
and a burden we just have to bare.
A thrilling election --
A bold resurrection!
Please, just try not to stare.

Sorry. When I get excited, I limerick.