If you play 11-dimensional chess in the woods, but no one is around to see it, can you ever really declare checkmate?
I ask this because the latest Obama appointment held up by a Republican Senator (in this case, Tom Coburn) is... Dana Perino.
Former Dubya press secretary Dana Perino.
Could anything more perfectly encapsulate the Party of No meme? The Pubs are so disinterested in governing, and so committed to pure obstruction for political gain, that they won't even allow a vote on the appointment of a prominent former member of the Bush administration to a relatively minor post.
Of course it won't matter, if no one hears about it. If only we had some sort of profession dedicated to informing the public about such things.