Anyone hoping Democrats would learn something from Allen's example are fooling themselves.
Three weeks after the election and we STILL have one Democrat contesting a loss in the election and others only now conceding.
The lesson here is that a demonstration of grace and civility only serves as an example for those who already possess those characteristics. And that doesn't include the sore losers, or sore winners, in the Democrat Party.
If these folks behave with such bad manners when they win, imagine how they will behave when they lose.
UPDATE: Speaking of grace and civility, The Washington Post reports that Senator Allen's example was wasted on the man who beat him, Senator-elect James Webb:
At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia's newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn't long before Bush found him.The President of the United States goes out of his way to inquire about your son and you behave in such a boorish manner. Is this an example of what we can expect from victorious Democrats?
"How's your boy?" Bush asked, referring to Webb's son, a Marine serving in Iraq.
"I'd like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President," Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.
"That's not what I asked you," Bush said. "How's your boy?"
"That's between me and my boy, Mr. President," Webb said coldly, ending the conversation on the State Floor of the East Wing of the White House.