The word police are at it again, but it’s too late, because “flee-ibuster” has already entered the vocabulary. There has been plenty of coverage of Texas House Democrats fleeing the state to prevent a vote on legislation they don’t want to pass, but Washington Post columnist Karen Attiah has a request: could we stop using the word “fleeing,” as it makes them sound like cowards or victims. Wouldn’t “left the state” suffice?

We’d say she had a point, but 1) she doesn’t, and 2) these clowns are already taking cell phone pictures of their airport lunches and calling them “my first meal as a fugitive.” If they’re calling themselves fugitives, then chances are they did flee the state.

“A power move.”

They literally documented themselves fleeing the state with their case of Miller Lite.