if you read one quote today, make it this one

Retiring Rep. Steve  LaTourette — the chain-smoking Louie C.K. of the House GOP — offers this sulfuric comparison of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi to his leader John Boehner.

Oh yeah. Boehner is his best friend. Wapo:

Boehner’s greatest strength is also his greatest weakness,” said Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (R-Ohio), one of Boehner’s closest allies in Congress. He meant Boehner’s lenient ways of leading — a contrast with the high-control leaders who preceded him, including former speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“She got out there and broke arms and got it done. Boehner has not been willing to do that. I give him high marks for that,” LaTourette said. “But it’s not a very effective way to do business.

Not sure why they have this buried on their homepage. It’s the best thing in the paper today.

Kudos to and for doing a tough story at a time when many Hill reporters are (presumably) beat-sweetening to get inside details of a fiscal cliff deal.