Good bye Arlen. It's been nice. Hope you find your paradise. Sources close to the Arlen say that the 5 term senator (that's 30 years) from PA was tired of sabotaging the Republicans and thought he would give the Democrats a shot. Seriously though, I hope he sets the trend the bleeds out all the RINOs. Arlen's leech therapy might work to bring back the health of the nation. If his coming out party doesn't work out for him, I'm sure there is a spot for him at GM. Maybe Bush will let him stay with him on his crawford ranch.
At this point, the balance of power is squarely in the Democrats hands. This is the time to create clear distinctions between the two parties. In the series finale of Battlestar Galactica, Admiral Adama placed a tape line down the center of the landing bay. He proposed a dangerous mission that many would perish in. You either volunteered for the mission or you stayed with the fleet. Republicans should commit to the dangerous mission of being conservative. It might mean that some don't get elected, but they will be the expected casualties. Only the strong will survive. Are there any other RINOs you would also like to see go. Olympia Snow is one. By the way, thanks for passing Obama's stimulus bill without reading any of it.