Almost seven years ago to the day, John Boehner said of the Wall Street bailout bill, "It's a crap sandwich" — but he'd vote for it anyway. I remarked at the time, "It's crap sandwiches for as far as the eye can see" — and I was right.
Boehner finally had his fill of the meal, opting to push away from the table, as it were. On Friday, he announced he'll be resigning the speakership and his seat.
Boehner has become a lightning rod for a large segment of the base that is simply fed up with GOP failures, both real and imagined, in the age of Obama.
Some say he quit because he was going to be fired. People on the Hill tell me that's not necessarily so....