Happy Monday and welcome back to The Best & The Brightest, I’m Peter Hamby. A quick reminder that Puck recently turned two, so now’s the time to subscribe for 25% off or share this offer with a friend. Tonight, a bucket of cold water (and some historical perspective) for the “dump Kamala” crew.
But first, here’s Abby Livingston with the latest drama on the Hill…
McCarthy Schadenfreude & Dems’ M.T.G. Strategy
Chip’s Act: One of the key House Republicans to watch in the coming weeks is Texan Chip Roy, who is positioning himself as one of the hardest-line conservatives heading into a Biden impeachment inquiry and government shutdown standoff. Much as he did during January’s speaker’s vote, Roy might stir up trouble for...
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Calls to drop Harris from the 2024 ticket are without modern precedent, fraught with risk, and run counter to every impulse that Biden holds dear. It’s fanfic for political hobbyists and it’s as predictable as it is pointless.
It brings me no pleasure to inform you that we have reached the “dumping” phase of Joe Biden’s presidency. This is an academic term, actually. A Rutgers historian named George Sirgiovanni—great Jersey name, by the way—wrote a scholarly article titled “Dumping The Vice President” back in 1994, when some columnists and fretful Democrats were calling on Bill Clinton to dump his veep, Al Gore, and replace him on the ticket with someone more exciting, in hopes of saving Clinton’s then-ugly re-election chances. Sirgiovanni cracked open some books and found that...
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