Interesting WaPo piece

Favorite “Republicans as Snidely Whiplash” moment: “The GOP on Tuesday ousted a triple-amputee Vietnam veteran in Georgia and an incumbent appointed to fill her husband’s seat in Missouri, while ending the comeback attempt of former Vice President Walter Mondale in Minnesota.”

And in addition to grinding the faces of disabled veterans, widows and venerable statesmen, they strangled puppies in their secret pre-voting rituals.

Also telling, the unimaginative and timid Trent Lott’s remarks.

Exhibit A: “Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, who will soon resume his post as majority leader, told CBS’s “The Early Show” that the results exceeded his expectations.”

In the words of Yoda: “That is why you fail.”

Exhibit B: “It will feel good to be on offense here,” [Lott] said.

Memo to the Senator: Usually the way to success is to be on offense whether you are in the majority or not. That’s why Clinton walked all over you.