The political atmosphere, obviously, has been toxic and it’s very clear some of the votes that I have cast have added to the toxic environment. Looking back on them, with one or two very minor exceptions, I wouldn’t have cast them any differently even if I’d known at the time it would cost me my career.
-Soon to be former Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah)
That one word, “career,” is why he’s gone. He doesn’t get it, even while sniveling about his loss. Bob, taxpayers are waking up to the fact that they are employers at will. It wasn’t working out with you.
David Brooks and E.J. Dionne were enraged by Senator Bennett’s failure to extend his tenure. There couldn’t be a better portent.
“This is a damn outrage,” said David Brooks. Dionne called it “… almost a non-violent coup.” I don’t know if Dionne thinks it was nearly violent, or nearly a coup. Either way he’s nearly intelligent. Anything that outrages David Brooks is good news.