Not that he'd want to...
The question before us is - could an 18 second movie clip bring the Republican Caucus together behind the Boehner Plan? The legend begins....
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the party’s vote counter, began his talk by showing a clip from the movie, “The Town”, trying to forge a sense of unity among the independent-minded caucus.
One character asks his friend: “I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later.”
“Whose car are we gonna take?” the character says.
After showing the clip, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), one of the most outspoken critics of leadership among the 87 freshmen, stood up to speak, according to GOP aides. “I’m ready to drive the car,” West replied, surprising many Republicans by giving his full -throated support for the plan.
Well, maybe my post title here was a bit premature. Maybe it is Lieutenant Colonel West who will lead us out of purgatory and back on the road to redemption. And perhaps Barack Obama should be taking notes on how leaders lead.
No doubt this is the video that the Democratic Caucus is showing to their few remaining true believers: