Barbara Boxer is leaving Congress.
Unfortunately, that departure is a result of being feted at a retirement party, rather than frog-walked out of her office by the FBI.
But gone is gone – not that it matters much given California’s delegation. It remains blinkered far-left, and is still home to some of the our worst Congresspeople, even absent Boxer.
Boxer moved to the Senate a generation ago as female candidates rode a burst of popularity, she noted in her official farewell address Wednesday. She departs just after the defeat of the first female presidential nominee.
She entered public life when it was considered a “noble” profession, she reminded listeners, and will leave just before the inauguration of a man who succeeded in large part by denouncing politicians.
The sooner that idea is mocked out of existence, the better we all will be.
Representing the people isn’t dishonorable. Turning government into a cash cow for one’s self and one’s special interests is no more “honorable” than being a pimp.