It's amazing to go to bed with a wish in your heart, and wake up the next morning to find it answered.
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Last night, Paul mentioned a breaking scandal in the Connecticut Senate race: the GOP candidate, Alan Schlesinger, has publicly admitted to gambling -- repeatedly -- under an assumed name, and getting thrown out of casinos for card-counting.
Not only that, but by his own telling, Schlesinger's a lousy gambler. That's right: the guy lies about his name, counts cards -- and still loses.
What a wonderful piece of muck, I thought. Too bad the guy's likely to pull out of the race. Still, a boy can dream. And with that, I put on my sleeping-cap, tucked in the dog, and drifted off.
What did I find when I awoke this morning? Schlesinger's gonna fight! Despite pleas from the state's Republican governor, M. Jodi Rell, and the state's GOP chairman, George Gallo, Schlesinger has opted to damn the torpedos, and go full speed ahead.
"Under no circumstances will he withdraw," the Hartford Courant says Schlesinger has vowed.