This is certainly something. Maybe not as much a something as the sight of Senator Joe Manchin (D, WV) refusing to admit whether or not he voted for Barack Obama last night* – profiles in courage, folks. Profiles in courage – but definitely something. What it does mean is open for interpretation, but here’s one way to figure out whether or not there was an, um, ethnic dimension to this: poll West Virginian Democrats who voted for the convict and ask ‘em whether they would have voted for Rep. Allen West if he had been the one running. That guy was practically the definition of ‘Jacksonian’ when he was serving.
*Via @jaketapper. And that should worry Manchin.