Last night it pretty much went "my way", mostly in elections that were way out of my control, although a couple of propositions I really hated seem to be on their way down. After years of suffering, or consoling myself with down-ticket results (we've been contrarian in my state for a while due to a major fuckup by the Reps a dozen years back), I'm smiling.
I was pleased with the results when I went to bed last night - House flipped, statehouses flipped, signs good in the Senate and some of the more notable whackjobs (Blackwell, Harris, Santorum) outta there. I was even more pleased this morning when I woke up to the overnight results. I was thrilled that La Pelosi seems to be steering for a moderate course (instead of insta-payback; indeed, she seems to have laid some Italian grandma smackdown on the party hotheads, in her nice society-lady way) and that W seems to at least have dropped enough of the chip on his shoulder to be gracious to the Dem leaders. I heard that Montana had been declared for the Dem challenger as I was driving to an appointment, just as the President's news conference started, and drove back to the news that Rumsfeld was gone. Hoooooleeeeeee shit. That's a big flip. Long frackin' overdue.
It's a good day. I hope those who end up with jobs at the end of it all can work together to do something about finding the way forward.