Tonight we are live-blogging the election results (“how boring” you say). We are going to keep a lighthearted look at these returns and keep it fun, while still providing information. If you want serious, there are about 5000 other sources you can look to. The blogging will start to ramp up at 7 p.m. Central Time, but will be starting now.
10:32 [Kasson]: Well Bristol Palin apparently moved on tonight.
10:19 [Wink]: The nation is following this very-very closely. Unless ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is on….
10:02 [Wink]: The curse of victory. Republicans, like the Dems before them, will let this alleged power go to their heads.
9:30 [Kasson]: Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin are on Fox News right now, and it was actually a nice, cordial conversation. Although I found it funny when Sarah Palin suggested that the “Neanderthals verbally attacking” female candidates on both sides need to “evolve.” Is that a belief in evolution I hear?
9:27 [Kasson]: It looks like Rhode Islanders (sounds like an NBA team), are voting down the state name change, I guess this should be taken as a referendum against our suggestions.
9:16 [Kasson]: That Michele Bachman interview with Chris Mathews was a classic in the disconnect (though noise may have played a factor.
9:03 [Wink]: O’Donnell can tour with Palin. That would bring the total IQ up to about 115…
8:48 [Kasson]: Interesting “concession” speech by Christine O’Donnell. If you weren’t paying attention, you would think she won. Are there bigger things planned for her?
8:44 [Wink]: While the red states get redder, the blue states become truly blue.
8:13 [Wink]: GOP will control the House, the Dems may hold onto the Senate.
8:02 [Kasson]: Republicans are now projected to take control of the House.
7:50 [Wink]: Update: The GIANTS ARE STILL THE WORLD SERIES CHAMPS !!!
7:43 [Kasson]: You know what they say about pundits, they make a “pun out of you ‘nd it”
7:37 [Wink]: But back to the Rhode Island thing… rename it? How about ‘Rhode Schlolar’ (Rhodes Collar?)or ‘Rhode Hard and Put Away Wet’ or (irony intended) ‘The Colossus of Rhode’
7:35 [Cessna]: West Virginia projected to go Democrat, according to pundits this was a key win for Democrats to keep the Senate.
7:23 [Kasson]: How about Apple Juice, an an All-American drink, also healthy (and cheap, you never know in this economy).
7:19 [Cessna]: For the 2008 election, we toasted Barack Obama’s win with eggnog. This election’s drink of choice? Tears.
7:13 [Wink]: Election Night, 2010. We know that each and every election season you look forward to tracking the inner thoughts of the Winkest Link team. Kick back and enjoy. We will give you a blow-by-blow as the evening progresses. For example, the pizza is delicious…
7:10 [Cessna]: So a Democrat in Delaware won their House seat. Is that a surprise, even in a Republican Takeover year?
7:00 [Cessna]: I was going to say something like that or “Rhode Landlocked,” but in all reality, Rhode Island is nothing. And I mean that in the nicest way possible.
6:57 [Kasson]: Welcome Wink, glad to see you helping better the country. Cessna, is bringing us his geography trivia informing me that in fact Rhode Island is not an island. Does that make it an isthmus?
6:53 CST [Wink] Sorry for the late arrival. I was boosting the economy of the local pizza mart. Just doing my part.
6:40 CST [Cessna]: Rhode Not An Island?
6:36 CST [Kasson]: Interesting ballot issue of the moment. Rhode Island is voting to change their name, any suggestions?
6:33 CST [Cessna]: Rob Portman projected to win Ohio Senate seat. So much for my help in my Political Science 230 class, Mr. Fisher.
6:26 CST [Kasson]: I love it when results are called before any votes are tallied, This includes (D) Leahy in Vermont and (R) DeMint in South Carolina.
6:17 CST [Cessna]: Early lead for Republicans in House 11-1. This is a bad sign for Dems since polls that have closed by now are on the East Coast, which is majority Democratic, usually.
6:15 CST [Kasson]: The first polls are now closed. First predictions: Senate after election Dems-52 Republicans-48 House: this is way crazier to predict, Republicans-228 Dems 210