Now that Republican Senator Ted Stevens, convicted liar and thief, has had his day in court - and lost - it will be interesting to see if those chowderheads in Alaska vote him out of office. They should - which means one more Senator on the Democratic side.
At this rate, the Democrats could gain a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate (that'd be 60). And that may be scary, but it means the Dems won't have any more excuses and the Dems will get the blame/credit for the next few years.
And the Dems stand to gain in the House of Representatives, too. Of course, my district will likely go back to being Republican. Nick Lampson has done a very good job the past two years (especially during the aftermath of the recent hurricane) but the district is so hopelessly gerrymandered to skew Republican that not even Jesus Christ could win if he ran as a Democrat.