Extra long edition.
If you look up “smarmy” in any dictionary of the English language, you will find a photo of the visage of Joe-To-the-Manchin-Born. JFC! He’s even worse when he’s playing coy. I just wish folks like Joe Scarborough could learn and internalize Roxanne’s First Law Of Manchins: “No One Named Manchin EVER Does Anything That Doesn’t Benefit Someone Named Manchin.” Meanwhile . . . MAGATS contemplate “Speaker Trump” and I contemplate the End of Civilization. Also: I spoiler a really fun Florida crime novel from the late-90s (back when books were things-in-hand).