Good Riddance to 2008

I’ll be happy to say goodbye to 2008, the year of Barack Obama and bailout mainia, the near-filibuster proof Democratic Senate (quite possibly with Al Franken as a member), the collapse of financial markets and the U.S. economy and the return of New Deal era policy-making. Anybody have any other examples of the general suckiness of the year? Or a more positive point of view?