Have the Dems unleashed a monster?

But for the fact that he gives the Democrats a majority, I’d almost be pleased to have Jim Webb in the Senate. Not because I think he’ll be a particularly good Senator but because he’s likely to be quite an interesting one. Plus, there’s a good chance he’ll be a huge pain-in-the-neck for the Democratic leadership. Consider this report of his victory speech:

He started off by mentioning that “tomorrow is an extremely important day for America,” and the crowd went wild, thinking he was talking about taking power. But of course, he launched into his praise of the Marine Corps, and the crowd cheered a little less loudly. Then he thanked all the brave veterans and brave men still fighting, and the crowd cheered a little less loudly again.
Then he mentioned that he received a call from Sen. Allen, and the crowd went nuts again. Then he mentioned how pleasant and dignified Allen was, and the crowd grew quiet. Then he said he was having lunch next week with Allen

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