A few weeks ago, I visited Washington and dropped in on our New Mexico Congressional delegation. Senator Tom Udall shared his thoughts on The Constitutional Option, a rules change at the beginning of the next Congress enabling the Senate to move forward with 51 votes.

Nobody yet knows what the next Congress will look like. Blue dogs and conservative Dems are likely to have been obliterated by a mixture of Republicans and Donkeys of the deepest cerulean blue. Rovian corporatists may end up struggling with teapartiers over whether being a Republican means carrying water for CEOs or trying to emulate East Germany while marching about in Nazi regalia.

Who knows what the White House will look like now that Rahm Emmanuel, Davie Axelrod and Larry Summers are bidding adieu.

Will the Constitutional Option play a role in the restoration of sanity?

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