Voters are always right
Earl K. Wood, a Democrat from Florida, and Charles Beasley, a Republican from Alabama, won their respective races last week, but unfortunately they will not take office.
Both died weeks before the Nov. 6 election yet managed to beat their living opponents by comfortable margins. Wood, 96, ran for a 12th term as Orange County tax collector. Beasley, 77, was trying to reclaim his former seat on the Bibb County Commission.
Want further evidence the voters are always right? Just look at all the incumbents they returned to the do-nothing Congress.
Somebody hotline this woman
The mother, a 20-year-old in Kenya who lives near the village where President Barack Obama's father was born, wanted a lifelong reminder of the 2012 election.
America's going to get that right after it falls off the fiscal cliff.
Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, last week became the first openly gay U.S. senator, defeating former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the most expensive Senate race in state history.
The 50-year-old Baldwin, first elected to Congress in 1998, also becomes the first woman senator from Wisconsin. Although historically significant, Baldwin's sexual orientation never became a major topic in the campaign.
Baldwin is expected to be replaced in the House by Mark Pocan, a Democrat and another openly gay politician.
All of this guarantees at least one more year behind the microphone for Rush Limbaugh.
Trumped by voter turnout
Donald Trump, as we know, is no friend of Obama, but he kind of lost it on election night when he tweeted: "We should have a revolution in this country!" (He later deleted the tweet).
Trump encouraged his followers (he has more than one?) to "march on Washington and stop this travesty," adding they should "fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice."
Warning to Obama: Call in a drone if you look out the window of the White House and see an army of unconvincing comb-overs marching toward you.
When political genius is an oxymoron
Karl Rove was the political mastermind of the George W. Bush era -- the architect of the Republican president's two electoral victories. But last week Rove might have had the worst election night of anybody in American politics.
His trailblazing "independent" super PAC operation was virtually shut out. A study by the Sunlight Foundation, which tracks political spending, concluded that Rove's American Crossroads PAC had a success rate of just 1 percent on $103 million in attack ads -- one of the lowest "returns on investment" of any outside spending group in this year's elections.
Rove also must be managing The Buzz's 401(k).