Woodshed or meeting of minds? I had a very good meeting, was all Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador would say after Tuesdays meeting with House Speaker John Boehner, who also declined comment.
No elaboration: Labrador said his intent in organizing a failed Jan. 3 coup to depose Boehner was to get a stronger speaker to challenge President Obama on debt and deficits. He is my speaker and I want him to be a more effective leader, and I think I will help him with that, Labrador said last week.
Weakened lawmaker? BSU political scientist David Adler said Idaho GOP Rep. Mike Simpson got it right when he said Labrador damaged his credibility by challenging Boehner. Adler said Labradors grandstanding is not a promising path to legislative success.