John Boehner is the ultimate Beltway hack, a man whose unmatched and self-serving skill at political survival has made him, after two decades in Washington, the hairy blue mold on the American congressional sandwich. The biographer who somewhere down the line tackles the question of Boehner's legacy will do well to simply throw out any references to party affiliation, because the thing that has made Boehner who he is — the thing that has finally lifted him to the apex of legislative power in America — has almost nothing to do with his being a Republican.I know there can be health risks, but this is definitely a worthwhile read. Article in full here.
Saturday, January 08, 2011
The Great Orange Satan
This is definitely off topic as far as this blog is concerned, but I just finished reading Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi's latest brilliantly written article, "The Crying Shame of John Boehner". It is 6 pages of pure bile-inducing bliss. No one can expose a fraud better than Mr. Taibbi and this well-written John Boehner expose is proof. There aren't many people who can write about such vile subjects so entertainingly that it makes the experience of your blood-pressure shooting through the roof, your heart beating so hard you think it is going to pop out of your chest, and the acid burning a hole in your stomach feel like a worthwhile trade-off.