Ladies and Gentlemen, it seems as if the system still actually works.
Most significant outcome of this, aside from having one less contested race to watch, and the GOP not having to endure the additional self-flagellation of expelling one of their own, is that the clearest road to a platform of national prominence is now closed to Sarah Palin.

I’ll be back with a link from a more widely-read news source once the major outlets shift this from the red BREAKING NEWS banner and post an actual story.

EDIT: Thank You, MSNBC