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Schadenfreude Warning

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I know it's wrong to take satisfaction in the misfortunes of others... but the laments of the unionista left in Wisconsin is irresistible. Don't pay attention to the public spin; in private the mood is far more revealing. This is from the uber-progressive Mother Jones.

No amount of Wisconsin's finest craft-brewed beer could lighten the mood at Hawk's bar on Tuesday night as the final recall election results dribbled in. Democrats had won two seats, one short of what they needed to retake the GOP-controlled state Senate. Boisterous, confident, even costume-clad Democratic supporters had piled into Hawk's to watch MSNBC's coverage of the six races, but by night's end, the feeling was one of disappointment, with plenty of tears to go around. "We need to go home and wallow in self-pity now," one woman said on her way out.

We'll be glad to bring some cheese to go with that whine.

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