In an earlier post, I called attention to one of the weighty matters upon which the Massachusetts legislature was focused. After a week of rancor, including the inevitable appending of a -gate suffix, I'm happy to report that the matter is now closed.
Today's NY Times has an update.
The defeated state senator was not quoted as saying that he would be spending more time with his family, but a spokesperson did trot out to issue something almost as mealy-mouthed: "It got to the point where the larger story had overshadowed his original goal, which was to start a discussion . . ." Yada, yada, yada.
No. His original goal was face time. He introduced a bill without merit, based on thinking most charitably characterized as incoherent, and he caused a week of time to be wasted. Fortunately, he got spanked.
I now declare victory and move on.