I hesitate in upsetting your holiday tranquility with this news, but just as Hume awakened Kant from his dogmatic slumber--and in the precarious nick of philosophical time, no less--so I must rattle you from your postprandial stupor, gentle reader, in relating that Joe Scarborough has told The Hill that "he likely won’t run for public office again for another eight years."
Oh the huHamity!
Some might think his timing is suspiciously coincidental, in that Scarborough also opines that Hillary Clinton is likely to occupy the White House for, true enough, the next two, four-year terms. But no. Joe assures us that he's thinking only of his 10-year-old daughter, whose unbegun let alone unfinished secondary education--another eight years, get it?--trumps in Joe's tender heart any manly dalliance with saving the free world.
But that's OK, I guess. We'll still have Mr. Scarborough, perched on his MSNBC soapbox, revealing otherwise seldom heard but profound political truths: e.g., the GOP should "work aggressively" to attract more voters; Republicans should not settle for just the House; and the party should nominate in 2016 "an ideological small government conservative" who is also "pragmatic" as well as confident in promising that "our country’s best days are ahead"--and, presumably, that agriculture is important, our rivers are full of fish, and you cannot have freedom without liberty.
Now there's a man for you, Jeremiah Johnson.