The thing that really jumped out at me from The Washington Post‘s revelation that Kevin McCarthy told fellow GOP leaders last year (when there was time left to head off the disaster) he thought Vladimir Putin was paying Donald J. Trump was Speaker Paul Ryan’s reaction:
Ryan instructed his Republican lieutenants to keep the conversation private, saying: “No leaks. . . . This is how we know we’re a real family here.”
The remarks remained secret for nearly a year….
Family? Really? If that’s what it is, then this family is a lot more like the Corleones than the Waltons — complete with omertà.
Wait, wait: I take it back. This is more like The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight…