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What’s Not to Love?

Bob, House conservatives are absolutely right to love Speaker Boehner right now. He’s negotiated an end-game in which, having given them a vote on a bill they love (Cut, Cap, and Balance), he can now release nearly a hundred of them from having to vote for the final deal. They avoid being the fall guys in a default/missing-Social-Security-checks scenario, and they avoid the base-blowback that would have come from voting for the deal that averted said scenario.

So I take Rep. Chaffetz at his word when he says “I am a bigger supporter of John Boehner now than I’ve ever been.” If I were Michele Bachmann, I’d send the speaker a basket of muffins.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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