Blood in the water?
The 'baggers oust Bob Barr from Utah:
The conservative Tea Party movement in the US has blocked a three-term Republican senator from Utah, Bob Bennett, in his bid for re-election.
Sen Bennett came third at a Republican Party convention in Salt Lake City.
The two challengers, one backed by the Tea Party, will face each other in a primary next month for the right to contest November's Midterm elections.
It is the first major victory for the grassroots movement that objects to big government and opposes high spending.
I wouldn't take this lightly- this is one of their first political victories, and things like that have a way of energizing groups for more. About all we need right now is to entrench these clowns in Washington - to put in place Congressfolk who are beholden to those who think Obama is a Nazi and a Stalinist simultaneously.
The two candidates in June's primary, businessman Tim Bridgewater and Tea Party-backed lawyer Mike Lee, both claimed during the campaign that they were better suited to rein in government spending than Sen Bennett.
"There is a mood that has swept across this country and has certainly swept across Utah that is demanding a new generation of leaders. Leaders committed to constitutionally limited government," Mr Lee told the Reuters news agency.
Wheee, so it's a toss-up between yet another bid'ness man, who from the look of the Web page for his run, is gLibertarian, or a Teabagger. Lose/lose for Utah; a bad sign for the rest of us. When one of the guys who helped take down Clinton is no longer conservative enough for you, it's all downhill from there.