Every so often a politician has a moment of clarity, like me when I am staring at the five empty bottles of Jameson on my desk–and they ask themselves “Why am I doing this? What do I hope to accomplish? Is being a podcast WORTH the damage I am doing myself?” Except, in his case, I assume he insert politician for podcaster, you never know, I hear he likes the liquor as well and podcasting and drinking go together like heroin and HIV. What the Smoking Man did was as far as I can tell, put the good of the country ahead of his own personal benefit. I have to respect that, even if it came too little too late.
Until then, the Republican Party is holding on to singularly vicious and VERY poisonous snake which has no problems killing the hand that feeds it.