Stopped-clock Department: a sharp-eyed reader points me to Jonathan Weisman of the Washington Post, who, after reporting House Republicans’ frantic search for smelling salts in regard to Nancy Pelosi’s speech, notes:
In truth, few Republicans were on the floor to hear that speech, and those who were there showed no signs of discomfort, as they often do. Republican leaders backed away within hours, conceding they never had the votes they had promised.
David Brooks still frantically spins for them (“did she have to act like a Democratic fund-raiser at the most important moment of her career?”), but even his heart isn’t in it. Pathetic.