Democrats nearing 'sweet 60' in Senate

One can easily imagine that conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is on a flight to New Zealand right about now.

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter's defection Tuesday to the Democratic Party puts the Democrats one vote shy of a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, and if Sen. Norm Coleman( R-Minnesota) eventually ends his seemingly endless appeals of his 312-vote loss to Democrat Al Frankin, the Democrats will be at the magical 60-vote majority needed to cut-off a filibuster.