The following is not intended in any way to serve as a complaint against Speaker of the House John Boehner, who I maintain a lively professional respect for.
You are. You’re crying.
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that Chuck Hagel “almost had tears in his eyes” as he explained to the former Nebraska senator that the expression “Jewish lobby” is rooted in a negative depiction of Jews.
There’s no crying in politics!
No crying! In 2008 and 2012, when my side lost the Presidential election I got mocked by every mouth-breathing, slack-jawed halfwit yell leader on the Left side of the blogosphere. Two months before my wedding, back in the day, I had to explain to my sainted mother why she was finding people online who were actually arguing that wishing me well on my nuptials was literally* equivalent to endorsing torture. If Chuck Hagel actually does pull this off I fully expect to get another round of celebratory hate mail. But did I cry?
No. BECAUSE THERE’S NO CRYING IN POLITICS.
PS: I’m telling you, at this point if they switched Hagel out for Michele Flournoy I would be utterly unsurprised if the Senate didn’t even bother to have a full confirmation hearing.