Episode 7: Will the Senat(or) Yield?

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As the holiday season gears up, we turn our thoughts to what happens in January (when the American Senate meets) and what happens in February (when Canada might have another Federal election) and in 2008. Maybe next episode we'll be in a holiday groove (probably). We start with our fast three items which are designed to send you leaping for your Internet connection to read further. Well, we can hope, OK? First up, are nutcase AM talk radio conservatives rubbing their hands with glee over the stricken South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson (D) or did their Christmas case of Canadian Club arrive? In any case we discuss whether the Democrats will hold the Senate or whether the Republican Governor of South Dakota will appoint a replacement if Johnson cannot continue. I still picture an El Cid moment in the US Senate. I hope I'm wrong. There are more polls falling from the sky than Christmas ornaments on my tree. Iowa likes John Edwards. . . now. As an Iowan, I (Keith) say DON'T TRUST THESE EARLY POLLS! Got that? Also LA Times poll shows McCain whipping Hillary. Not surprised. Then will Stephen Harper get his chance to remake the Canadian Senate or is this just a cynical ploy to save the Conservatives heinies prior to a February election? And why should anyone care? We DO try to get into the Christmas spirit with The Arrogant Worms (http://www.arrogant-worms.com/) Christmas class "Santa's Coming and He's Gonna Kick Your Ass." (NOTE: I did mention "Christmas" three times in this narrative and "holiday" once. Will Bill O'Reilly leave me alone?)

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