Might be time for a remake of an old classic film, with a contemporary twist: Mr. Smith gets out of Washington (or should that be Dodge?)
More and more lawmakers are deciding it’s time, enough is enough, see ya. The Number 2 Republican in the Senate, Jon Kyl, today announced he won’t seek reelection next year, with a quaint “my heart says it is time to go.”
While not an elected official, Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh said today he was stepping down from the central bank’s powerful board.
That of course followed Democratic Senator Jim Webb who said this week he won’t run for reelection, and Republican Congressman Christopher Lee who quit on the spot after the shirtless scandal.
Tea Party candidates were so excited to get congressional seats in November’s election that the notion of willingly stepping aside is probably unthinkable. Let’s see how they feel after a couple of budget cycles.