U.S. House of Representatives

Politics is a comedy of errors

First John Boehner shocked his colleagues by announcing his retirement from the Speakership of the U.S. House of Representatives, effective at the end of October. After much head scratching the remaining Republican leadership decided to select majority leader Kevin McCarthy of California to replace Boehner. McCarthy has a slim resume for such an important post, but he is an amiable fellow. But when he was interviewed by various reporters a serious disability became apparent. McCarthy can't speak the English language correctly. And a speaker should be able to, well, speak. But for every other sentence he utters in public a malapropism, or worse a neologism not to be found in any...