I haven’t written about GOPolitburo Chairman Chris Vance stepping down from his post, because I thought I had a good joke in the making, but I just couldn’t come up with the punch line. Vance and outgoing Dem Chairman Paul Berendt stepped down within weeks of each other, both announcing that they were seeking “other opportunities.” Both also seemed extraordinarily gracious in remarking on the other’s departure.
The joke, I thought, was that they would be going into business together… but as what?
A professional juggling team? A standup comedy act? Amway salesmen? A road production of the Vagina Monologues?
Well… punch line or no, it turns out the joke may be on me. The hot and heavy rumor around lobbying circles is that Vance is joining the Gallatin Group as a lobbyist. But Gallatin also apparently is claiming that they’ll be bringing on a “Democratic heavyweight.”
Could that be Berendt?
Hmm. Vance and Berendt as a lobbying team. Strange… but not funny.