Republican Rep. Jeb Bradley, despite a nine point lead or thereabouts lead in most polls, has conceded to anti-war challenger Carol Shea-Porter. This is an honest-to-goodness shocker. The State Senate here is likewise heading Democratic and we are already being promised a smoking ban. Super. Let the dismantlement of rugged individualism begin. Forgive me if I end up looking a bit epicene upon my next visit to Washington, D.C., friends. Something in the Massachusetts water must be leaking across the border.