Okay. As of this writing, the Democrats have the House, and the Senate stands at 49-49 with two seats up for grabs at litigiously small margins. Which means that the balance of power is somewhere between 51-49 and 49-51. Which means that, no mater what happens, the single most important senator in the country is now Joe "The Swing-Vote Weasel" Lieberman---Fox News's most favorite alleged Democrat since Zell Miller.
LATER: I agree with commentator Trip. I hadn't thought about it, but of course it's more important to have the headship of committees and such if we have to, and now that we're a more or less solid 51, I'd much rather rely on Joe Lieberman than (shudder!) Dick Cheney, who would have been the tiebreaker in a 50-50 Senate. Whew!
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