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Mary Fallin won. It made me sick.

On Monday night, I developed a runny nose and little sore throat. "No Big Deal," I thought, "I'm probably coming down with my annual fall cold. It happens every year. I'll be alright."

Fast forward 24-hours later and I'm laying on my couch with a 102.8-degree fever, huddled underneath a pile of blankets, shaking from the chills, and watching this...

I can't say that Mary Fallin winning re-election literally made me sick, but it sure did feel like it.

Anyway, thanks to this ebola-flu-cold-plague thing I have going on, I may take it easy for the next few days. Yeah, blogging doesn't require a lot of strenuous work, but even I should get a couple of sick days. Well, at least until Mary Fallin and the state legislature decided to ban them or something.

That being said, here are a few thoughts on the whole Governor's race...

• Mary Fallin only received 55% of the vote. That's awful. Just look at what was going on throughout the country. Republicans were winning and dominating everywhere, yet the incumbent Republican governor in the reddest of red states could only muster 55% against a no-name good ole' boy whose crowning achievements in the legislature were getting "Do You Realize" to be named the official State Rock Song, getting the Watermelon named the official State Vegetable, and getting Joleen Chaney and Bobbie Miller to hang out in his hot tub.

Of course, don't tell that to the "State's Most Trusted News."

Oklahoma elections: Mary Fallin cruises to second term as Oklahoma governor

Republican Gov. Mary Fallin easily won a second term as Oklahoma governor Tuesday, defeating Democratic state Rep. Joe Dorman and keying a GOP sweep of all statewide offices.

“Serving as Oklahoma's governor has been the greatest honor of my life,” Fallin said. “I am incredibly humbled and thankful to be given the opportunity for a second term.”

Fallin had 459,788 votes or 55.8 percent, to 337,728 votes or 41 percent for Dorman. Fallin congratulated Dorman for “running an energetic campaign and giving voters an opportunity to debate the issues that matter to them.”

Yeah, Fallin easily getting 5.5 out of 10 Oklahoman's to vote for her. Mind you, in 2010 she earned 60% of the vote, and in 2006 Brad Henry received 66%, but yet Fallin "easily" won.

• Let's give it up to Joe Dorman. When I heard he was the only Democratic candidate, I thought we were going to have a 2006 ass beating on our hands, but we didn't. He made this thing a lot more competitive than anyone thought. He campaigned hard, worked hard, and developed a good name for himself in our state. I'm not sure what his political future holds in Oklahoma, but it looks bright.

• On a positive note, we have four more years of good material for this site. And now that Mary won, they can release Hipster Boo Boo from the Governor's Mansion basement. That's a win-win.

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