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Sen. George Allen deserves a round of applause

Fri 10 Nov 2006, 07:46 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
While I am very glad Sen. George Allen lost and gave up control of the U.S. Senate to the Democrats, I do feel that his conduct since the election deserves a round of applause.  We have had too many elections with recounts and law suits and acrimony, and George Allen showed that he is a class act by stepping aside gracefully rather than put us all through this again, and by stressing that he will work with his successor, Jim Webb, to ensure stability and bipartisanship.

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What has been said:

517.1. Tim Tripcony
(11/10/2006 07:19 AM)

I agree, although the grace he's shown following the election contrasts a bit with the lack of class he showed during the campaign. This may sound strange, but I was actually hoping it'd be a 50-50... with the Dems controlling both branches now, there's a risk they'll get carried away and overlook what the voters seemed to be asking for this time: a return to the center, not a pendulum swing back to the left. That said, Bush's response to all of this has given me cause for much optimism (for the first time in years). I'm very hopeful that the voters will gradually start to see precisely what they asked for.