Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I posted earlier today about conservative daydreams -- Al Franken comesup short, and Joe Lieberman flips. What about liberal daydreams? I'd recommend this one: immediately after election day, 2008, Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd realize that they're endangering the Democratic agenda with the risk that one or both of them won't be available for a key vote at some point, and they choose to resign their seats then. I guess that means that West Virginia gets an appointed Senator, same as they have now; and Massachusetts holds its special election in, say, late January 2009, with Barack Obama at around 75% approval in MA and Kennedy able to stump for the Democratic nominee.