So there you have it folks. Barney Frank is out at the end of this term. He is retiring. He is just too tired etc. etc., yada, yada, yada. The bottom line, Barney got re-districted in the 2010 census and now he feels it will be too tiring for him to campaign and make friends with an entirely new group of voters.
Of course, there might be something to do with the new demographics that is guiding his decision. Maybe there are not as many homosexuals as registered voters in his new district. But as Laura Ingraham said this morning on Fox News (and I agree), Barney leaving will be like missing one of our favorite Warmer Brother's Looney Tunes characters.
I have to admit, there is a resemblance to Porky Pig and Barney Frank's voice reminds me of something Mel Blanc would have caricatured very well.
Barney Frank announces retirement
Democratic Rep. Barney Frank, a gay pioneer in Congress and a Massachusetts liberal whose name as well and fingerprints are on last year's sweeping bill regulating Wall Street, announced plans Monday to retire at the end of his current term, his 16th in Congress. "There are other things I would like to do with my life," the 71-year-old lawmaker said at a news conference. He added that his retirement plans were hastened by two years by reapportionment, which moved 325,000 new constituents into his district.