Travel day (domestic), which means that I’m a captive audience for a lot of talking heads on TV. Lots of talk about the Boehner resignation. It was especially excruciating to hear pundits going on about the soon-to-be-ex Speaker’s motivations for not just stepping down – but actually leaving his seat.
Is there some rule preventing them from saying the obvious: his extremely lucrative career as a lobbyist can’t start until he’s out of Congress?
But anyway if there are going to be retrospectives on his tenure I’d give pride of place to his obstructionism to any and all attempts to rescue the economy as it threatened to plunge into the abyss.