Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Stow away that inner vulture

News broke this afternoon that South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson might have had a stroke. Vultures started coming out of the woodwork to discuss a possible Democrat loss of the Senate if he should be incapacitated or die. Well, everyone can put away their inner vulture, because it looks like Johnson did not have a stroke, even though the cause of his illness has not been determined.

Talk of the Senate balance came from all directions-left, center, right, and the media. It has been a little unseemly to watch people discuss what could happen in the event that Johnson could not continue in the Senate without even knowing if his condition were serious yet. This is one incident where Democrats have every right to get their rhetorical rifles out in order to start shooting at all the vultures.

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