Though the top Democrats have not yet announced victory, the major news networks (CNN, MSNBC, though not, for some strange reason, FOX News) are claiming that the Dems have taken the House of Representatives in today’s election. They needed to win at least 15 seats, and with many races still up in the air, the tea leaf readers at the country’s more respected news organizations are projecting a Democrat victory, meaning the the old donkeys will once again be able to exert some power in the halls of Congress.
In other news, the reports from around the South Coast are already streaming in. This report just in from Shannon Kelley Gould out at Pascucci in Goleta: “We see Jack Hawxhurst in the lounge eating spaghetti and we’re trying to get the service staff to change the television from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ to local election coverage. Meanwhile, Margaret Connell and Cynthia Brock have not emerged from the dining part of the Italian restaurant.” The bad news from Shannon? It’s a no host bar. Shucks!