Breaking: “20-term California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman to retire”
20 terms. 20. As in, around since the Ford Administration. I’d say that the founders would turn over in their graves if they ever thought a creature the likes of Waxman would become such a political institution — or that a free people would enable him to do so — but the fact of the matter is, they all turned over long ago, and at this point, they’re probably just thankful that Waxman’s nostrils, after a lot of soul-searching, have agreed to retire along with him.
Otherwise pens and watches and paper clips and all sort of knick knacks would go mysteriously missing as those two mini black holes continued to haunt the DC corridor. And the left would blame it on an imperfect Constitution that must be amended by progressive fiat.
We’re in a vortex of cyclical narrative sameness. And those nostrils, suited so perfectly for the DC trough, are in some way a metaphor for that stultifying stasis.