It never ceases to amaze me how hypocritical the Democrats can be. In 2001, after they were beaten once again in the Senate and the split was 50-50 with the VP Cheney being the deciding vote, they whined and cried that all the committees should be even because the country was split, wah, wah. So when they didn't get their way there, they paid Jumping Jim Jeffords off to switch from Republican to Independant, siding with them, and this left them with a 51-49 advantage, which they used to sabotage all of the committees and load them with Democrats.
Two years later, the people spoke and gave the Republicans a bigger margin...big enough that it would take more than one pussy like Jeffords to switch parties. Then in 2004, the margin grew. Republicans fucked it up and they lost the majority. Oh well..shit happens. We'll see how the Dems do.
That's not my point. Now that the Dems are in control, 51-49, they are again talking about stuffing the committees with Dems, even though the Senate is still close. If something happens to Senator Johnson, and he can't serve, I hope the governor appoints a Democrat or Independant. If not, the country will speak again in 2008 and not only give them a bigger majority, but will probably guarantee we will see a Dem in the White House. Mark my words.