November 4th, 2009

Last Night’s Results, In An Altoids Tin

by Philip Baruth

Looking for the gist of yesterday’s election result? Let VDB save you a few minutes. First, Dems netted votes in Congress, a fact doomed to be lost in the shuffle. The GOP win in Virginia is pretty significant; the GOP win in Jersey is pretty not. Why? Corzine is a gabillionaire with deep ties to most of the firms that scarfed down huge bailouts, and burped out obscene bonuses just months later. Not to mention that Christie, the Republican victor, was forced to run an explicitly pro-Obama campaign. But the night’s biggest loser, other than Newt? The girl from Wasilla who thought she saw a loose ball in the Upstate NY district where VDB’s mom lives and works the polls. You go, Mom.