It looks like Senate passage of ObamaCare is a done deal.
Ace is hard on the Republicans for this, noting that the troops don’t get to come home for Christmas, so why the Senate? I’m not much for that comparison; being a senator is pretty safe (though I wouldn’t mind seeing some political corpses in 2010), and if senators are soldiers, who is the enemy? And I won’t feel sorry for the families; while I’m sure that Kelley Paul did not sign up to be a politician’s wife, I suspect that many Senate wives were attracted to the scent of power, and are at the very least enablers of their husbands.
In unrelated news, 20 years ago this Christmas, a Romanian political family with views not all that dissimilar to the Democrats died of acute lead poisoning. Snuff film here.