Wednesday, March 06, 2002

The Only Condit Item Ever On This Site

Speaking of pathetic, which we were in the item that follows this one, Rep. Gary Condit got roughly 20,000 votes in yesterday's primary balloting. He lost to a former aide in a landslide. This is good news for Democrats, who (obviously) would like to hold onto this Central Valley Congressional District seat that President George W. Bush carried in 2000 by a 53%-to-44% margin.

I'm impressed by the completeness of Condit's collapse. In the 2000 primary election, Condit received 80,000 votes. This year he barely mustered 20,000 votes. That isn't the bottom falling out. That's the bottom falling out and the roof caving in and the walls crashing down all at once.