Who wants some good news for a change? Here are a few items:
1. The stem cell ballot initiative in California passed. The state will spend $3 billion over the next 10 years.
2. Colorado may be trending purple. The best news is that Colorado just elected a new Democratic Senator, Ken Salazar.
However, I'm not sure that this portends anything for 2008. Bush got 174,000 more votes in this red state in 2004 than he did in 2000. Kerry got 206,000 more than Gore. However, Nader went down almost 80,000, so I'm not sure how much ground the left actually gained in Colorado.
Update: Democrats also took the majorities in both houses of the Colorado state legislature that were previously Republican. Also, as I learned from a friend, voters passed a ballot initiative that will "require Colorado's largest utilities to get 10 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, by 2015."
3. Barack Obama is officially a US Senator! And he replaced a Republican!
4. Rumors are flying that Attorney General Ashcroft will resign. Let's face it, who could be more polarizing and frightful?
Some say Rudi Giuliani is a leading candidate to replace him. Anyone remember seeing him on Saturday Night Live?