November 6th, 2008

coffee

Coincidence?

Republicans are barely holding on to enough seats to prevent democrats from having a 60-vote supermajority in the Senate. Would it surprise you to learn that recently convicted felon Ted Stevens has not yet lost his re-election bid in Alaska, and that oh- turnout in Alaska was mysteriously down 11% this year vs. 2004 despite 30k new voters registered and record primary returns?

Strangely enough, Saxby Chambliss in Georgia, famous for airing photos of Osama Bin Laden in his ads attacking disabled war veteran Max Cleland in his 2002 Senate bid, is in line for a recount in a race where 11% of the votes seem to have just never been counted.

It's like they settled on 11% being the most believable margin. I don't think we've heard the last of these stories. Take them with a big grain of salt, but don't forget them.