In politics, speculation is a big part of journalism. Remember in February 2013 when GOP rising star Marco Rubio was featured on the cover of Time magazine under the words, ‚ÄúThe Republican Savior‚ÄĚ?¬†Who knew that, days later, during his Republican response to the president‚Äôs State of the Union speech, Rubio would make an awkward reach for a water bottle ‚ÄĒ a move CNN ‚Äújokingly‚ÄĚ called a ‚Äúcareer-ender.‚ÄĚ MSNBC was so amused it ran the video clip of Rubio‚Äôs sip 155 times the following¬†day.
In that context, it‚Äôs fun to look back at the Jan. 6 archaeological find CNN‚Äôs Jake Tapper unearthed in the network‚Äôs mail room.
It‚Äôs nearly 2015, and not only does Rep.¬†John Boehner show no sign of giving up the speakership; Eric Cantor‚Äôs long gone, having lost to David Brat in the Republican primary and retired¬†from Congress in August. So much for ‚Äúheir apparent.‚ÄĚ
Next up: getting Boehner to retire.