Georgia votes today, again.

It is Election Day Part 2 in Georgia, with the run-off between Saxby Chambliss and Jim Martin deciding the difference between Democrat #58 and Democrat #59, and Republican #40 and Republican #41 — the Minnesota race between Al Franken and Norm Coleman still outstanding, state court having ruled a swarth of absentee ballots won’t be checked and Franken’s hopes hanging on a higher court reversing that decision with perhaps one dreaded action from the goddamned US Senate.

The money is that Jim Martin will win only in a fluke, and a wonky turn-out model — I suppose a conceit already dissolved because Sarah Palin made an appearance in Georgia to bring out her base.  Should Chambliss win, it’ll be his seat as long as he wants it, I’d suspect.

With all that in mind:  Georgians, Vote.  A rendition of the old joke on “voting early and voting often”, another variation of the joke about “Get to the polls, if you’re a Martin supporter, and if you’re for Chambliss, go ahead and sleep in.”

Also, while by definition — run-off election — there are only two names on the ballot and no blank spot write-in slot, that wouldn’t stop voters of “Lizard People”.  Remember, though:  a vote for “Lizard People” is a vote for Saxby Chambliss.  And vice versa:  a vote for Saxby Chambliss is a vote for Lizard People.

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