John Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House today. Our very own Rep. Jim Cooper received a handful of votes, but he himself didn't for, um, himself. Or vote Nancy Pelosi. Or for Boehner.

A statement from the Man Who Would Be King:

“Never have America’s problems looked so big, and Congress looked so small. Since the Speaker does not have to be a member of the House, retired four-star Army General, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell would be a tremendous Speaker of the House. He has a proven ability to work across the aisle and has supported President Obama. He knows about reforming storied institutions like the military, and there is no institution in more dire need of reform than Congress. We need a hero now, more than ever.”