"The scourge of emigration which has haunted this land affects practically every family in the locality and more so at Christmas. Yes we miss you our sons, daughters, neighbors and friends, but hey, we can Skype."
Al Franken's resignation begs the question of what will be the fate of Judge Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate accused of far more heinous behavior than Franken, including molesting a 14-year-old.
Sadly, the elation lasted only a few hours. The DUP leader Arlene Foster quickly burst the bubble, saying she would not accept anything that would separate Northern Ireland economically or politically from the rest of the UK.