winners of the government shutdown:
Admit it, you had NO idea the name of the Senate chaplain before all of this started. Now Black – thanks to his prayers at the opening of each Senate session — is a minor celebrity. Heck, Harry Reid praised Black as a "voice of stability, a voice of inspiration" before he announced the shutdown/debt-ceiling deal Wednesday.
I have to admit, until I read Cillizza's piece this morning I had still never heard of Barry Black. I would have guessed that "Barry Black" was the tea party's nickname for President Obama.