Jon Corzine survives both his ex-wife's apparent endorsement of Doug Forrester and Bill O'Reilly's "reluctant" endorsement of same to become New Jersey's next governor. In Virginia, Tim Kaine "survives" both Jerry Kilgore's claim that Kaine wouldn't have executed Hitler and Mr. Bush's last-minute appearance on Kilgore's behalf. Kaine (who opposes both abortion and the death penalty) repeatedly stated that, despite his opposition to the death penalty, he would enforce death penalty regulations in Virginia because -- dig this -- it's his job to enforce the law. This means that, between Mr. Kaine and Mr. Bush, we now have a total of one executive who understands the meaning of the word "executive."
In other terrific news, voters in Dover, PA turned out eight school board members up for re-election in favor of a "pro-evolution" slate, and the main proponent of intelligent design recorded the fewest votes of any board member. Unfortunately, aspiring Darwin-Award nominee Heather Geesey was not up for re-election this year, but I sincerely hope that she, too, will ultimately count the cost.
But every silver lining has a dark cloud, and this cloud comes from Ohio, where voters rejected four measures that would have reformed voting procedures there. The measures would have lowered campaign contribution limits, permitted voting by mail, and appointed bipartisan boards to redistrict the state and oversee elections. I've overestimated Ohio's politicians in the past; I'd hate to think I've overestimated their voters as well.
UPDATE. That's eight school board members in Dover, PA. I neglected to specify that the first time, but I've rectified the error above.