In case you were wondering, I'm keeping my powder dry with respect to the kid-gloves treatment of Lieberlips in lieu of burning him at the stake. It says here Holy Joe wants to keep his job in 2012, and the only way he does that is to play ball with the Dems for the next four years. There's a lot of buyer's remorse to overcome in Connecticut, eh, Mr. Shays?
Meanwhile, I'm hearing Rahm Emanuel saying the Obama Administration plans on "going long & deep" with respect to reforming healthcare and energy, hiring Tom Daschle at HHS because he knows how to push legislation through the Senate like nobody's business, or the fact House Dems just bumped off John Dingell and replaced him with Henry Waxman on the Energy Committee, etc.; or the mere fact Emanuel and Hillary piss off the Republicans by merely looking cross-eyed at them -- all of which indicates to me that a strong wind is a'blowin' toward significant change...
... and presumably for the better.
So put me on simmer and check back in about 20 minutes.