Remember: what happened last Tuesday wasn’t a disaster. It was Democracy. It was a disaster only for those who believe that there should be one permanent ruling party, no matter how decadent, treacherous, and sleazy that party is.

Be of good cheer. The Republicans will be back in 2008, and much better for what happened to them in 2006.

Bill’s not usually the optimist in the room, but I think he’s right.