Elli Ganchrow writes:
To be clear, last night's post was written prior to the announcement of Ted Kennedy's death. His death, and the law which prevents the governor from making an interim appointment, is a major blow to the Democratic agenda. The Democrats are back to 59 votes in the Senate, one short of the 60 necessary to stop Republican filibusters. Democrats thought they were sticking it to the Republicans in 2004 by passing this bad law but in reality the only people that got stuck were themselves- thats pretty ironic.