Chuck, Mike, Jay and I kept each other company into the small hours of the morning, watching races go to Democrats. Watching the Daily Show deflate Katherine Harris and watching them rapture Santorum. Watching Fox news look glum and say unabashedly biased things like “another seat gone” when a seat would go to the Democratic Party. It was weird to see them cling to what they thought was good news all night, working harder and harder as time went on. Switching between Fox and looking at the actual map was like traversing some door between realities.
It was a good time.
At one point, Chuck confessed that he had prepared a graphic in case things went well for Democrats. (He’s posted it now.) If you want a clue to the meaning, the filename is called “KMA.gif.”
Mike visited Chuck’s link to see the image, and in typical fashion he came back to the chat and said, “Nice graphic. Lips my donkey.”
I laughed out loud. My friends crack me up. So, naturally, I wouldn’t let the joke go and “Lips my donkey” became the phrase of the night.
Since I’ve already stolen Chuck’s idea for his image, so I’ll steal the other idea from his post, too.
To Rich Santorum and Katherine Harris. To the strict abortion ban that lost in South Dakota. To Kerry Healey and Mitt Romney. To George “Macaca” Allen (whether he loses or not in the end). To Jim Talent (I told you to wait until they were done counting, Chuck!) To RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman. To Karl Rove, Bush and Cheney. To Saddam, while we’re at it. To Sunni and Shiites blowing each other up and getting our servicemen in the crossfire. To the lack of planning for the Iraq war. To the administration’s foot dragging on any change because of political concerns. Thank you for playing, but now: Lips My Donkey.
Because I have to be at least somewhat original in my posts, here is a new celebratory graphic for you to enjoy:
And to Chaffee and other Republicans we like: sorry for the collateral damage.