As the navel gazing continues, we’ve heard a number of interesting explanations for the election results. It’s Bush’s fault, for example. Then there’s this: two people were having an intelligent conversation about the power of incumbency at a Starbucks near UCLA. “I agree,” said one, “but what about that hair for a 65 year old man? Jet black with those wisps of white at the temples? Ewww. Get real.” Of course it always helps your opponent if he gets 99% of the vote in some precincts.