BizzyBlog (Hat tip Instapundit, of course) nails Boehner’s ‘approach’ to the wall. Go there and read it all, including the comments!
Listening to Boehner try to explain how 'benchmarks' were a good thing was like listening to Charles Durning sing.
"Ooh I love to dance a little sidestep, now they see me now they don't-I've come and gone and, ooh I love to sweep around the wide step,cut a little swathe and lead the people on."Here’s a little something that maybe they didn't teach you in school Congressman Boehner:
Benchmarks can be tough enough to meet in a relatively predictable and stable business environment. But they are totally useless in a chaotic environment like, oh I don’t know, say maybe A FREAKIN’ WAR ! ?
We Win - They Lose. That is the ONLY benchmark we need because it is the only benchmark that works.