Our political lives

Dec 18, 2013

The Daily Caller looks into Speaker of the House John Boehner’s perpetual tan skin color and reminds us that he’s long denied it’s the result of sunless tanning. Matt Spence at The Times said, “Of course there's no tanning bed in Boehner's house. Who needs it when the normal overhead lights are UV-rated.” Thomas Catan from the Wall Street Journal said, “The powerful tanning lobby. ‘Boehner rents Capitol Hill apartment from tanning bed lobbyist.’”

Elsewhere in the Capitol, Niels Lesniewski at Roll Call writes that Reid Wants 8 More Years as Senate Leader. Lesniewski added, “8 more years of @SenatorReid as leader would mean reaching Mansfield's record. Not that he's thinking about that.” Aaron Blake at the Washington Post said, “Harry Reid on serving as Majority Leader: ‘I don’t want to do it more than eight more years.’” Meredith Shiner put it another (more hilarious) way: “Area man would like to keep his job indefinitely. More at 5 o'clock.”

On the state level, the Washington Post reports that Obenshain will concede Virginia attorney general’s race on Wednesday in Richmond. Jeff Schapiro at the Richmond Times-Dispatch put it in Twitter terms, “#vagov @WashPostVA reporting @MarkObenshain will concede #Va AG race to @SenMarkHerring.” Adam Serwer with MSNBC added, “Obenshain to concede, which means Dems swept...tho obviously it doesn't count because of the footie pajama pic.”

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