Two Traitors to Principle are GOP’s Remaining Senate Hope

After Alaska election officials declared yesterday that Mark Begich had defeated Ted Stevens in their state’s U.S. Senate race, the Democrats’ upper-house tally climbed to 58, and they’re now only two seats away from a filibuster-proof majority.

As it happens, there are two incumbent Republican Senators whose 2008 races have not been decided: Minnesota’s Norm Coleman, whose race is in recount, and Georgia’s Saxby Chambliss, who faces a run-off election on December 2.

Both deserve to lose almost as much as did Sen. Stevens, a convicted felon. Both voted for the $700-Billion Bush-Paulson bail-out for whomever Mr. Paulson decides to give the taxpayers’ money.

This is the pit into which big-government Republicans have dragged the party of Reagan in 20 years: Their only hope for preventing a filibuster-proof Democrat majority in the Senate is the political survival of two traitors to conservative principle.

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