He was SO pre-celebrating on Andrea Mitchell on her noon hour, Our Bernie. [By which I mean that we Vermont progressive peeps willingly share him with all libs; maybe particularly the truly unfortunate ones trapped in rabidly red states.]
By tea time, the tick tock on Veterans Administration reform legislation will be poured over by historians to come; being perhaps the most shameful casualty of the Tea Party Do Nothing Congress we witness doing everything BUT their jobs with self-defeating regularity.
His Mitchell footage was joyous.
Rachel Maddow has done stellar coverage of the whole V.A. reform debacle, including this clip which added optimism to the mix.
Shame ought to be deployed on the Do Nothings.
In every single shade that shame comes in.
The Little Train That Couldn't ought to beware Jon Meacham and Doris Kearns Goodwin's collaborative stab at -- anthropologically as well as historically -- making lasting sense of the Lipton Brigade and their collator damage to all Americans.
Bush himself tried to reform the V.A., blew it, and left one more stretch of quicksand for the next guy on duty.