The US Senate is like the "Hotel California". You can check in anytime you'd like, but, although you can leave at anytime, most Senators only leave in a casket (Ted Kennedy is the most recent example). There are currently 26 members (26%) who are over 70 years old, 5 members who are over 80 years old, and one member who is over 90 years old! Hmmm, is this the Senate we're talking about, or an old age home?
Anyway, given those facts, I find it interesting that 10 Senators have already announced that they will not seek re-election in 2010. Given the agenda of this administration, I surmise that there will be more announcing their retirement - particularly if the Crap & Trade bill is taken up again.
The average American is very, very angry, and will assist anyone who refuses to retire out the door. So these 10 are ahead of the curve, and will avoid the embarrassment of being unceremoniously voted out. They probably couldn't take the humiliation anyway.
But what I find particularly disturbing about this is that some of these people are voting to fundamentally transform our country and governmental system, and then scampering into oblivion before the proverbial poop hits the fan. It's a hit and run of the greatest magnitude, and these people should be held accountable for the destruction they wrought on the American systems.
Wake Up America!