Tonight, the voters in New Orleans have spoken and said enough is enough and voted out the indicted incumbent Democrat congressman William "Big Bucks" Jefferson and elected the first Vietnamese-American and Republican Joseph Cao.
It is the second bit of good news for the Republicans in week on top of the big win by Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss this past Tuesday.
And it maybe the harbinger of things to come for the Democrats.
Remember folks, they now run the show. The White House on January 20, 2009 and congress now.
No more George W. Bush to kick around. No more Republicans to blame for all that goes wrong. Neither will be able to be blamed for a moribund economy. A foreign policy crisis. And, for corruption that will follow the Dems into the halls of power.
Of course it seems to go hand in hand that corruption=Democrats. Of course the Republicans took some lessons from the Democrats the last several years. And, that is why they got their hat handed to them in their hands. And they deserved it!
It is what was one of the leading reasons that led to the Republicans taking control of congress in 1994. Corruption.
Lets see now how the Dems will handle this issue now that they run the show. Except for a big win in Louisiana.
Here are the results from the election:
U.S. House - District 2 - General
Louisiana - 492 of 492 Precincts Reporting - 100%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Cao , Joseph GOP 33,122 50%
Jefferson , William (i) Dem 31,296 47%
Rahim , Malik Grn 1,880 3%
Kahn , Gregory Lib 548 1%