The Washington Times - November 2, 2009, 12:39PM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The AP downplays any importance to GOP wins tomorrow, the drama of New York’s 23rd district race continues, and a Washington Post editor punches a reporter.

  •  AP pre-spin: These elections mean nothing and the GOP is doomed

Gallup’s generic ballot, at the moment, looks eerily similar to how it looked before the GOP tidal wave in 1994. All meaningless.

  • PajamasMediaThe GOP ‘Stalinists’ and Dede Scozzafava

There has been a lot of talk about “purges” and whether “moderates” have a place in the Republican Party, but that certainly doesn’t capture the spirit of the drama that has just unfolded in New York’s 23rd congressional district.

Allen swung twice, with one punch hitting Roig-Franzi, according to sources.