Hunter S. Thompson used this phrase back during the Reagan administration, and it seems quite apropos tonight, as we begin what I hope will be a lengthy series of investigations, trials, and possibly executions. Like the man says, certain ones will be smitten, and they know who they are. I look forward to seeing Republican turn on Republican, not just testifying against each other, but tearing each other limb from limb and perhaps resorting to cannibalism.

Does that make me sick? Is it wrong that I took a twisted joy in watching Rick Santorum’s children cry? I worry. It’s just that it’s been so long… the Democratic Party has been losing consistently almost as long as the Golden State Warriors, who blew another one tonight to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. Now, can I neatly tie up this thread by connecting basketball back to politics via New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina? I probably could, if I wanted to. But I’d rather watch The Daily Show.