The big news this week was that the House Republicans voted to repeal the president's health care law. This is the thirty-third time they've done this. And like every other time, the Senate will kill the repeal, though even if it didn't, the president wouldn't sign it anyway.
You may ask, why then would they pass the same ill-fated legislation thirty-three times? You might even ask if the definition of insanity wasn't doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.
When asked about that, House Speaker John Boehner was quoted as saying: "I'm pretty sure that it's in the Constitution somewhere that if we vote to repeal something fifty times, we override the Senate and the president. At least that's what Scalia told me. Only nineteen more to go!" Then he was so overcome that he cried.
Good luck with that, John.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney would like to talk about repealing a health care law almost identical to the one he passed in Massachusetts. Instead, he's getting pesky questions about his personal finances.
I'm with Mitt on this one. I mean, who ever takes the time to balance their checkbook anyway? Heck, who can find their old bank statements? And I'm sure Mitt has a shoe box full of old receipts and stuff, but do you really expect a busy multi-millionaire running for President of the United States to just stop everything and organize his desk?
I didn't think so. Plus, a lot of this stuff is in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands anyway. Do you know how hard it is to get somebody on the phone in those places who can speak English, much less figure out all the numbers in American dollars? Can we just cut the guy a break here please? It's not like he's got anything to hide. As he's said a million times, he's made a lot of money, and we shouldn't be punishing success by asking him to account for all the ways he's avoided paying taxes on all that hard-earned cash. Most of them were perfectly legal.
Finally, on the sports pages, a Briton came close to becoming the first of his countrymen to win Wimbledon in something like 78 years. But he came up short, losing to Roger Federer. who has already won it a few times. The British were so upset that they're making Andy Murray watch Downton Abbey nonstop for a week straight.
Curiously, Federer is from Switzerland, the same country where the meaning of the universe was discovered and where Mitt Romney does a lot of his banking. Small world.
That's all I've got for now. Have a good weekend, kids.