Okay, it's just as much trivia as CotD, but Reid Wilson deserves something for noticing one thing -- really two things -- about the newly elected Mark Sanford:
Mark Sanford will join 10 other members of the class of 1994 in Congress when he's sworn inI've written about Newt babies vs. Watergate babies before (and also sparked by a Reid Wilson item; I guess we share an interest). I don't think this late-in-the-day revival for the '94ers will really do much to change the overall verdict, which is that it's not a class that has much to be proud of.
Weirdly, Sanford will be the 3rd member of the class of '94 to return this Congress after taking time off (Stockman and Salmon, too)
I'll finish by stealing my conclusion from the last time I wrote about the class of 1995, as I called it:
Of course, any similarity of the class of 1995 and Newt Gingrich in wild but unfocused ambition, lack of interest in the substance of governing, and/or scandal in private life is surely a coincidence.