Tonawanda News — Sad state of affairs in Sabreland to say the least.
Finally, on politics. The government shutdown is over. Huzzah!
I promised myself I wouldn't waste my breath evaluating a temporary solution to a manufactured crisis but I can't resist.
When this whole thing started I predicted House Republicans would overplay a poor hand and eventually Speaker John Boehner would be forced to abandon the extremists in his caucus and rely on Democrats to pass a Senate-brokered solution to reopen the government.
After 16 days of a partial shutdown and just hours before a historic debt default — and fully exhausted of all other options — that's exactly what Boehner did.
The ending was as predictable as the whole sorry affair was preventable.
The good news? We'll be able to reprise the fight in January, the next time the government is about to run out of money.
Eric DuVall is the managing editor of the Tonawanda News. Contact him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter, @EricRDuVall.