Eight years later, George W. Bush is headed back to Texas and Barack Obama is set to become the 44th President of the United States.
The worst presidency in the history of the republic---and it will be remembered as the worst presidency ever, mark my words---has left us in several incredibly deep holes. The Obama administration will be lucky to get us back to treading water in his first term, but That One also represents this country's last, best shot.
Now the work begins.
Electoral betting update: GWS is expecting a check from his high school friend in light of Obama's crushing victory.
Minnesota Senate update: Less than 700 votes! So close! Screw you, Dean Barkley! Let's go, Franken, don't let Normy the Golden Boy go back for another six years.