The world is a better place tonight and the moon is shining bright. One of the most vicious, amoral and evil icons of the Right Wing was finally nailed by a jury. In Texas, no less (unless you don’t count Austin as “real” Texas, a position I could accept).

If taking pleasure in the misfortunes of even a miscreant like Tom Delay is unseemly, despite the fact that said misfortunes were earned in full by a pattern of moral, ethical and criminal activity and a take-no-prisoners pattern of hatred and greed, then call me a bad person.

And also a delighted one who’s about to lift a toast in honor of 12 Texans, good and true. There is indeed reason for giving thanks tonight.