Who’s It Gonna Be?

If John Boehner does convince some no votes to switch to yes, you wonder who they will be, how they explain the arm-twisting, and how that plays politically down the road.

This kind of last-minute, high-stakes whipping is very fraught for everyone involved. There’s a long tradition of this kind of thing happening, but in modern times with the press scrutiny of the Hill, there’s a new emerging tradition of these kinds of arm-twisting sessions proving politically embarrassing to the twister and the twistee alike.

Should be interesting.