Boehner’s leave-taking is a bit more of a mixed bag. The surprise announcement came the day after he sat proudly in the background while Pope Francis gave his address to Congress. You will not be stunned to hear that crying occurred, none of it involving Francis.
And there was a private meeting, in which reliable sources said the pope admired Boehner’s tie. But there is no indication he grabbed the speaker by the shoulders and cried: “You’re surrounded by crazy people! Get out while you can, my son!”
Not that it couldn’t have happened. The pope is infallible.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
What Might Have Happened in Washington
Gail Collins on the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner: