Whenever I blog about the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, I describe that disconnected Democrat as the “unhappy Barney Frank.” Last night while watching The O’Reilly Factor, I learned that I’m not the only commentator to make much of the misery of the mean-spirited man from Massachusetts.
The eponymous host had Dennis Miller as his guest. That comedian wondered why Barney’s “such a sourpuss.” After all, Miller noted he has survived scandals that would sink less savvy politicians. Apparently, Barney had said he’s never happy.
And that is sad. Just look at where he is, at the pinnacle of his political power, controlling a major congressional committee at the center of media attention due to the financial crisis. He all but gets a free pass from a fawning media. They ignore his indiscretions, celebrate his intelligence and dismiss his conflicts of interest. So, why, why is Barney so, so very unhappy?
I’ll note this as a matter for further thought and invite our readers to offer their own theories as to the misery of this mean-spirited man. Mayhap that mean-spiritedness ia made from his misery.