Professional GOP pols to Paul: we were inclined to vote against Brennan, but because of you, we’ll now vote for him!
Evidently, how John McCain and Lindsey Graham — who must be common law spouses by now, mustn’t they? — choose to represent their constituencies is dependent on how they perceive the decorum of those ostensibly on their own ideological side. Should they find said decorum unhelpful, for instance, those upstarts who have trespassed against the recent tradition of running the Senate on mostly bipartisan autopilot must be taught a lesson in perception — and if that means that Senators McCain and Graham must go ahead and vote for someone they claim to have felt previously was “shifty” and not really fit for the post, well, then so be it.
Decorum must be followed. Collegiality maintained. The ends justify the means.
And if these cocksucking teabaggers don’t learn that important lesson, all of us will suffer as a result. And we’ll have only the presumptuous constitutionalists to blame, meddling as they seem always to do in the affairs of government, which need to be kept as far away from the people as is logistically possible.