First, I am glad for Brown's victory, especially in light of today's pronouncement by Nancy Pelosi (who I could imagine in the same way as dear Ann above, with the same lack of arousal) that she lacks the votes to pass the Senate's health care monstrosity through as it is, thus coming closer to killing that path to destruction. The fact that absolute power is no longer in the hands of one party is glorious news.
I am all in favor of the will of the people, though an election as provided for by law, choosing the candidate they prefer. In this case, it's Senator-elect Brown. And I don't think there were any significant intentional manipulations to adjust the election in anyone's favor. President Obama agrees.
And this is not a comment on term limit either, which would have seen Senator Kennedy retired from the Senate years before, and therefore not causing a vacancy which was filled by this election. I do support the idea, as politicians tend to collect power and hang around in Washington long after corruption sets in and common sense gets sold. I'd say 3 terms for Representatives (6 years total) and 2-3 terms for Senators (12 or 18 years) would be a decent number as long as we have to rely on an idiot populace that can be bought with goodies from the Washington hog trough.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.