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Senate Turmoil: Things Could Be Hilariously Worse
No one has a clue who'll control the Senate when it reconvenes next month, because poor Tim Johnson remains in critical condition. Al Kamen reminds us that things could be worse -- or that they couldgetmuch, much worse:
But the unsettled situation pales when compared with the bizarre 83rd Congress in 1953 and 1954, during which nine of the then-96 senators died, including one who committed suicide, and one resigned.
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Keep this in mind: their Senate President was Dick Nixon. Ours is Dick Cheney. So somewhere around 30 senators will be eaten by bears or die of auto-erotic asphyxiation by '08.