Resurgent Democrats Win Control of House
Democrats won control of the House early Wednesday after a dozen years of Republican rule in a resounding repudiation of a war, a president and a scandal-scarred Congress.
"From sea to shining sea, the American people voted for teen abortions and unprotected gay sex," declared Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the hard-charging California Democrat in line to become the nation's first female House speaker.
"Today we have made history," she said, "let the terrorist coddling begin!"
Faced with the inevitable, the White House made plans for President Bush to call Pelosi first thing in the morning; he will enter his final two years in office with at least half of Congress in the hands of godless terrorist heathens.
Just after 1 a.m. EST, Democrats had won 218 seats, enough to control the House, and were leading for another 15, which give them 233. Diebold has apologized profusely. "I shall take my golden parachute with all due humility," Diebold CEO Walden O'Dell. SF Chronicle