WASHINGTON – Now that Kevin McCarthy has thrown in the towel, abandoning so-called centrist Republicans who were supporting him in his quest to become Speaker of the House of Representatives, your solitary reporter was quick to corral the California Congressman.
“SR,” McCarthy began, “I blame it all on the media.”
“When I let it all out last week and confessed that the real reason why we created the Benghazi Committee in the first place was to bring Hillary’s poll numbers down, I really only did that for two reasons: everybody knew that was the reason, plus, as a people pleaser, I knew that the media were so terribly bored about everything going on in our country and around the world, that I just gave them a freebie.”
But the solitary reporter kept after McCarthy.
“Congressman,” he said, “isn’t it true that the job you really want is not Speaker of the House, but Ambassador to Libya?”
“And that you want to move the American Embassy in Libya from Tripoli to Benghazi?”
“Dammit,” SR, McCarthy fulminated. “Of course that’s what I want, but don’t tell your Democratic friends that I said that.”
At the White House, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that McCarthy’s hope to become Ambassador to Libya is DOA.