The Wicker Man
There's a new Republican Senator from Mississippi, Rep. Roger Wicker. Being appointed in 2007 should mean that there's a special election within 100 days, but Haley Barbour is playing by his own set of rules. Barbour also didn't replace Trent Lott within 10 days as required by law but it's Mississippi so that's... OK?
Wicker will pretty much stay in the background, never covet the spotlight, and vote the authoritarian agenda with vim and vigor. I hope Ronnie Musgrove gives him a run for his money next year.