I take a week's vacation, and the country becomes a mess! Jeez. Anyway, as a hopeless optimist, the way I look at the Scott Brown victory is that it's a wake up call to the Obama administration in time to avert a bigger disaster next November. Obama is right to do battle with Wall Street, even though Wall Street will fight back. He should have launched that battle a long time ago, rather than submit to the economic blackmail that led Bush and Obama to engage in corporate bailouts. The activist Supreme Court handed Obama a bipartisan plum with it's ridiculous ruling that corporations are people too, especially during a period when there is very little trust for corporations. I hope the Democrats seize this opportunity. Lastly, on health care, the Democrats should use Reconciliation to ram through something that is more principled then the current health care reform package. I think once a health care reform package is passed, the health insurance industry will have no choice to market its benefits to the public.