Long, long night

Up, for the most part, all night and we still don't know who won the Senate race here in Virginia. Webb is ahead but a margin of under 10,000 votes with 2.6 million votes cast means an almost certain recount -- probably a repeat of last year's attorney general race when it took weeks to learn the eventual winner.

Up, for the most part, all night and we still don’t know who won the Senate race here in Virginia.

Webb is ahead but a margin of under 10,000 votes with 2.6 million votes cast means an almost certain recount — probably a repeat of last year’s attorney general race when it took weeks to learn the eventual winner.

They’re still counting votes in Montana where Republican incumbent Conrad Burns trails challenger Jon Tester by about 1800 votes. If the Dems take both races they control the Senate. They won the House by an overwhelming majority.

Unfortunately, the anti-gay marriage amendment won in Virginia, gathering 57 percent of the vote. In Floyd County, the preachers did their job of motivating voters from the pulpit and it gave the amendment a margin of 66 percent. The Bible belt still has our county in a tight cinch.

Allen carried 57 percent of the Floyd County vote — a drop from the 65 percent he received six years ago and far below the 63 percnet margin that incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher pulled down.

I’m going to get some sleep.

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  1. Yesterdays press conference was frightening to watch. This is a man on the verge of a mental breakdown. All of his henchmen have abandoned him and he is left with nowhere to turn but his daddy, who is now sending in a team of his own people to “oversee” things and create the impression of a White House that is still in charge for the next 2 years, while Georgie Jr. will be told to sit in his office and play with his choo-choo trains like a good boy and not cause any more trouble. It reminds me of the final year of the Nixon administration, the beginning of the meltdown, the bizzare press conferences, the strange behavior, signs of heavy drinking.

    But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Once the Democrats are sworn into Congress, the committees will form, and the hearings will begin on everything from the missing billions of dollars at the hands of Halliburton, Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, secret CIA torture prisons in foreign countries, illegal surveillence on American citizens, and WHAT THE HELL they really knew on 9-10-01 that was going to happen the next day!

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