Out here in California, I've had to cheer up some friends who couldn't see past the whole Brown/Boxer fiasco to the bigger picture, but me, I'm feeling like this is just the beginning of something beautiful and there would be a spring in my step if, you know, I allowed that sort of thing.
An observation, though. Last night, on Fox, Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin came on to say a bunch of meaningless stuff about women... and I thought Ferraro cleaned Sarah's clock. I understand Ferraro is a figure of respect for feminists and that she's ailing, but she sat there endlessly spewing the spinniest garbage about how the tea party had been turned back and people had voted locally and Obamacare was a wonderful thing... and Palin just sat there and let her do it. Maybe she was just being respectful, but it was embarrassing and reinforced my sense that Palin may be a wonderful speaker and a moving iconic figure, but she is not someone equipped for governance. She's our Obama, as it were.