by Max Brantley
Thanks to Jason Tolbert for a report on Sen. Blanche Lincoln's farewell speech to the Senate today. She encouraged senators to seek out middle ground, but warned that this could have political consequences.
Her final achievement, of course, appears to be an enormous bow to the extreme right-wing, a windfall estate tax change for billionaires.
Just the same, I know many people will miss Sen. Lincoln when Dr. No starts voting in January.