The bad news is that I lost a case of beer. (I haven't seen anyone other than Drudge actually call the race yet, but I don't see how Lieberman can put the arithmetic together at this point.) The good news is that Georgia Democrats had the good sense to send this hateful bigot packing, hopefully for good this time.
But enough about her. The Lieberman/Lamont race is far more interesting. I feel awfully lonely on the whole Joe Lieberman thing, and either I'm nuts or the entire political landscape has turned into Bizarro-world. I frankly find Joe Lieberman to be the same whiny little creep he was back in 2000, and it's freakin' beyond me why A) it took the Democrats six years to figure it out, and B) why so many Republicans are suddenly kissing the guy's ass just because of his unapologetic support for the war. Makes no sense to me, but welcome to American Politics 2006, I guess.
November will be interesting. It's a pity the Republicans can't find a halfway viable candidate, because as anyone who's seen or heard Ned Lamont speak extemporaneously knows, the guy is simply not ready for prime time. He managed a narrow victory in the Democratic primary that was all about Joe Lieberman, but I doubt he'll perform as well in a race that's actually about Ned Lamont.
I guess the big potential wild card in the whole picture is whether Lieberman will, in fact, run as an independent. Ace seems convinced that he won't actually do it, that it was all a big bluff. Normally, I'd be inclined to agree, but this is the same guy who ran for vice president and the Senate simultaneously, all the while insisting with a straight face that he was absolutely confident of a Gore win. It's not like such a move would be out of character.
In the meantime, Mazel Tov, moonbats. You won one. I liked that guy in that DailyKos thread who was celebrating with chocolate martinis. I know it's kind of a girly drink, but I confess he made me want one. The sad part is that I'm all out of creme de cacao, and the liquor stores are closed. I suppose I'll just have to celebrate in my usual fashion, with a frosty mug of Arrogant Bastard. See y'all tomorrow.