November 06, 2002


THE BATTLE OF WOUNDED KNEE: Since I can't sleep, I've been watching the returns trickle in from South Dakota. Dave Weigel (before he went to bed two hours ago) did the analysis of the counties, and discovered that Shannon, where two of the three outstanding precincts are, is very heavily Democratic; there's an Indian reservation there, the site of Wounded Knee. (The news rarely discusses the politics of outstanding precincts and never discusses their ethnic or socio-economic make-up. Political Correctness lives.) Daves predicting (since Thune's lead is currently under 200 votes) that this'll put Johnson over the top. Tom Daschle, according to Kathryn Jean Lopez, is also saying that Johnson will win-- but that it will be it'll be weeks before it's certain.

Posted by John Tabin at November 6, 2002 08:46 AM