Meet the Leadership

How odd is it that Vanity Fair, Esquire, and Rolling Stone are doing better political journalism than our newsweeklies? This profile of presumptive new Speaker of the House John Boehner is pretty good, and actually makes me think quite well of the guy. Despite the decided liberal slant, Boehner comes across as an old fashioned political leader, who despite his reputation knows when to cut a deal with the opposition in order to get things done. His position—caught between the Obama administration and the obstructionist Tea Party—is definitely not enviable.

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