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A grim pattern

Has anyone noticed that whenever Obama is near the point of achieving a major legislative reform, a Democratic senator dies? Health care reform killed Ted Kennedy, while financial reform killed Robert Byrd.

My current theory is that the thought of actually achieving something after all these years was simply too much for their systems — and so I worry that any major push for cap and trade might actually take out two senators.


July 12, 2010 - Posted by | politics


  1. I wouldn’t miss Max Baucus, to be honest.

    Comment by jms | July 12, 2010

  2. Raucous anti-Baucus caucus!

    Comment by ben | July 12, 2010

  3. The American Meadow Party awaits.

    Comment by k-sky | July 13, 2010

  4. It’d be a really good year for politician-only Dead Pool.

    Comment by ebolden | July 14, 2010

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