All I can say to this story is "sigh." Not even a capital S for my sigh.
Politico Reports Lugar's Defeat
fella had been there 36 years. He had fallen out of touch with his
constituents. He was at one time a miserable candidate for president.
But he had sound credentials on foreign policy. He had an impulse toward creating consensus and reaching across the aisle.
as it was for Arlen Specter, I guess it was time to go. But what is
replacing this generation of leadership in Washington? What are their
principles? What is their calling card? D or R, I just don't know.
look at some of the successors to the venerable ones in the Senate and
wonder what they've accomplished, independently or as a cohort. I don't
know if I can recognize anything worth mentioning.