A pensive Barney Frank reflects on the narrowness of his election victory.
Thinks aren't looking too good for Barney; despite squeaking re-election in one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country, he faces a daunting list of challenges in the months ahead.
Firstly, with the change of control in the House, Frank will lose his coveted chairmanship of the House Financial services Committee (where he did such a sterling job of supervising Fannie & Freddie). Next, he faces House Ethics Committee scrutiny of his role in the OneUnited bank scandal. After that, falling census numbers mean that MA will lose a House seat in 2011. With Frank now viewed as damaged goods in DNC circles, his district is prime candidate to be cut.
Maybe, at 71, it's time for Frank to retire to his Maine hemp plantation.