Thanks to Slate.
Note to Barney: We'll miss ya, bud. We need more like you.
Here's a suggestion for something to do post-retirement: take all the Repug shit you've spoken out against, paint it white, and open a ski hill.
Crooks and Liars, video.
One of my news junkie pet peeves is how many of us go on a feeding frenzy of "why why why?" when anyone, especially of our own political stripe, leaves Congress voluntarily. Barney Frank was my congressman when I was a student at Brandeis. I love the guy, but I think when the guy is 71 he has a right to retire. (And I certainly wish John McCain, 75, and his older colleagues, SHOULD retire. I said so in 2010.) Congress is NOT a lifetime appointment.
That said, dang, we're gonna miss you, Barney.