What we might end up seeing, as some people have remarked about the music business in this new age of Long Tail markets and direct-from-the-artist marketing, is a lot fewer superstars making the megabucks and a lot more folks living a comfortable bobo kind of life. Which would be kind of nice, really, and on a macro level would help us remain at the top of the global entertainment heap.
In other news, I see that Jim Webb has nailed down his seat in the Senate. (Instapundit). I think it'll be an interesting six years. Despite being against the war in Iraq, Webb is a populist, not a socialist, and that's going to make for some uneasy relationships in the Senate majority caucus. He might well find himself keeping a lot of company with Joe Lieberman on defense issues and crossing the aisle on domestic issues. Best case for conservatives, of course, is that he's the second coming of Zell Miller, but I'm not expecting that myself - Zell was one of the last of the old-fashioned Southern Democrats, most of whom switched parties in the 1980s.
Elsewhere in the blogosphere, Mitch Berg says Bring on your show trials! and notes the absence of complaints about vote fraud, Diebold machinations, et cetera. Yeah. Funny thing about that. This doesn't mean ACORN's off the hook with the DOJ, though.
Jim Treacher comments on the election: “Does this mean Bush is still Hitler? I’m pretty sure Hitler never let his opponents win an election, did he? Unless ... this is all part of Rove’s plan.” Other pithy observations here, and don't miss the comments. (Tim Blair)