... and then realizing it's not about Boner being voted out as Speaker, but just another stupid "fiscal cliff" story.
On the other hand, it's kind of funny to see Obama showboating about how Boner is his little bitch:
As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the end of the year.
"I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to trying to protect tax cuts for high-income individuals," Obama said today in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters.
Translation: no entitlement reform for you!