I’ve avoided commenting on the election simply because it seems all too obvious. Only to say that one hopes Democrats won’t be lulled into thinking the nation has finally turned to them because of their coherent policies or principled politics. Any idiot knows they won because of Bush’s handling of Iraq and the general corruption and sleaze on the part of the Republicans. Let’s see what the likes of Pelosi and co do with their little bit of power. Waxman aside, I’m not terribly optimistic. What’s more, it’s a long way from here to 2008.