Andrew wants someone to throw a shoe at Republican minority leader John Boehner. Well, it looks like a flying footwear has been launched toward Boehner's head by one of his own party. Republican senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter is about to switch parties. With Al Franken almost certain to win a Democratic seat from Minnesota, this will hand Barack Obama a super majority in the US Senate. Hopefully the new arithmetic will embolden wishy washy red state Democrats like Ben Nelson (NE) and Evan Bayh (IN) to vote more reliably with their own party. Bluish Republicans like Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine too can breathe easier. Here's hoping that Democratic leaders can now bring the party together which at times is a lot like herding cats.