I don't have as much time as I would like to thoroughly expound upon the multiple layers of delicious irony that comes with Brown's victory yesterday, but I did promise so here is at least a start. 1. Teddy's healthcare legacy wish derailed by his own ego. If he stepped down in time to get replaced during the 2008 election, his seat surely would have gone to a democrat. 2. Prior to 2004, the Governor had the authority to appoint an interim Senator in the event the seat was vacated. But in one of the most politically disgusting Massachusetts hackerama moves, the state legislature changed the law to require a special election (because they thought Kerry was going to the White House and didn't want Mitt Romney to be able to replace him). Way to go tards! 3. The state (MA) that seemingly had the power to tip the scales on socialized healthcare, already has their own, more progressive socialized healthcare! Even if you're for it, where is the incentive? Each of these points contain additional layers if you dig a little. But I'm going to leave that in the capable hands of my USMB colleagues. Go!