Saturday, March 8, 2008

Closely Watched

Today in Illinois they had a special election for former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert's seat in the House that he had held since 1987...and wouldn't you know it, a Democrat won.
Democrat Bill Foster has snatched former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's congressional seat in a closely watched special election that gave the longtime Republican district to the Democrats.

Foster has won 52 percent of the vote compared to 48 percent for Republican Jim Oberweis with 556 of 568 precincts reporting.

Foster's special election win means he will fill the remainder of Hastert's term until it ends next January.

I irritates me when people say it is a "closely watched" election as if any larger truths can be divined from it. Especially since the winner gets the seat until only January and Hastert quit under rather odd circumstances.

Hot Chip -- My Brother Is Watching Me

From the Ready for the Floor EP.

LCD Soundsystem -- Watch the Tapes
From the Sound of Silver album.