I wish I would have thought to tune to C-SPAN2 to see Tom Daschle's tearful goodbye to the body in which he has served for eighteen years, etc. I saw a bit of footage, of the Democrats hugging him goodbye, tears flowing.
I guess I would have to have served in that body to know what it was like, but if memory serves, Alphonse D'Amato was the only one who cried when Chuckie Schumer ran him off the Senatorial road.
They needn't worry. Tomster will be back in a year, with the new lobbying firm of Daschle & Daschle.