Now this is potentially great news if true. I don’t care if he runs off to be a lobbyist or something. He’s a terrible speaker and needs to go:
DAILY BEAST – In non-Syria news, HuffPo’s Ryan Grim and Jon Ward reported yesterday that some GOP Hill rats are now starting to say on background what most of us have been assuming for quite some time—that John Boehner won’t seek reelection in 2014 and thus will end his tenure as speaker.
If so, he will have lasted just four years, and, it must be said, a pretty crappy four years, when the House has passed almost no meaningful bills and when the most meaningful one it did pass, the sequester, is widely acknowledged to be a disaster and an admission of Congress’ inability to do its job. And remember, we still have, after the Syria vote, the looming government shutdown and the debt-limit fight coming this fall. A brief government shutdown and a credit default, while undesirable generally, would provide fitting capstones to a terrible tenure.
if he is planning on leaving, I hope he doesn’t screw the country on the way out more than he already has. If he’s just thinking about his next job, it might be a rough ride to 2014.