DeMint was preparing a resolution to boot him from the Senate on Thursday just in case he squeaked through, but all for naught as it turns out. No Senate seat for the ‘Cuda, needless to say, and another black eye for the GOP that could have been avoided if they’d pushed this tool into retirement back when they should have.

That makes 58 Senate seats by my count, with Coleman/Franken and Chambliss/Martin still to come. The two most powerful Republicans in the Senate now? Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, the last GOPers in New England.