[Ed. – Kind of late for a postmortem of Barack Obama, isn’t it?]
In what passes for a genuine scoop, Tim Alberta and Rachael Cade broke the news in Politico on Thursday that Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny starver from the state of Wisconsin, may well be hanging them up at the end of the 2018 midterms. Of course, Ryan — and various People Who Are Familiar With His Thinking — has a number of deeply pious, and unquestionably phony, reasons for his departure.
On a personal level, going home at the end of next year would allow Ryan, who turns 48 next month, to keep promises to family; his three children are in or entering their teenage years, and Ryan, whose father died at 55, wants desperately to live at home with them full time before they begin flying the nest.
Isn’t that just too fcking sweet for words? Of course, young Paul Ryan had Social Security survivor’s benefits to live on when his pappy kicked and, once again, you’re welcome, d*ckhead. And I’m sure that his own children have excellent health care in his magnificent Georgian Revival home back in Janesville.