Barney Frank “retired” from Congress this year after it was revealed that for once in his long career, he was going to be forced to campaign. America was sad, but it was time to let go before Barney had to give public speeches.
Instead of heading home to a quiet life of reorganizing his shoe collection and ignoring whatever prostitution ring happens to be running out of his basement, however, Barney Frank was devising a plan to stick around just a tiny bit longer. You see, Massachusetts will lose a Senator when John Kerry embarks on the great challenge of executing an American foreign policy based entirely on boring people to death, and Barney Frank thinks he’d be the perfect temporary replacement for the departing hero.
In a way, it couldn’t be worse than Elizabeth Warren. And it’s certainly more attractive.