I keep telling my like-minded conservative friends that there will be plenty of time for hi-steppin' next Wednesday and beyond, so let's not - in the immortal words of Winston Wolf in Pulp Fiction -"start (blank)ing each other's (blank)s just yet."
That said, when you have a nice comfy beach chair set up to watch the coming electoral tsunami, is it wrong to start slathering on some sunscreen?
Paddy Power Bookmakers in London, have already closed the window on any longshot bets the Democrats somehow hold onto the house. In fact, they have already PAID OUT those who bet on the Republicans capturing at least 39 seats.
“In our opinion this race is well and truly over with nothing short of a miracle stopping the Republicans taking down the House,” said Ken Robertson, communications manager for Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker.
Mr. Robertson said the odds had tipped so much in Republicans’ favor it made no sense to continue taking bets. In July Democrats were favored 8-11 to keep control, but by Wednesday the GOP was favored 1-50, meaning it would take a bet of $50 would win just an addition $1.
One footnote, however, if you want to channel your inner Eeyore: Paddy Power also paid out Tiger Woods winning the PGA Championship against Y.E. Yang two summers ago. Doh!