DW Search and Replace Regex

ok, everytime i go back to do a regex, i have to crack a book. dang! today, i knocked this one out quickly... so i figured it's worth a jot down... i had scraped a bunch of content from the web and had a bunch of simple option tags like this:

<option>Adirondack Park Agency</option> <option>Aging, Office for</option> <option>Agriculture and Markets, Department of</option> <option>Alcoholic Beverage Control, Division of (State Liquor Authority)</option>

Now i needed to do the usual with form validation routine and pre-select the one already selected... o i needed it to look like this: <option <cfif request.params.affiliation EQ "Adirondack Park Agency">selected="selected"</cfif>>Adirondack Park Agency</option> <option <cfif request.params.affiliation EQ "Aging, Office for">selected="selected"</cfif>>Aging, Office for</option> <option <cfif request.params.affiliation EQ "Agriculture and Markets, Department of">selected="selected"</cfif>>Agriculture and Markets, Department of</option> <option <cfif request.params.affiliation EQ "Alcoholic Beverage Control, Division of (State Liquor Authority)">selected="selected"</cfif>>Alcoholic Beverage Control, Division of (State Liquor Authority)</option>

so (drumroll) here is the regex for the find: <option[^>]*>([^<]*)</option> and here is the replace: <option <cfif request.params.affiliation EQ "$1">selected="selected"</cfif>>$1</option>