Can’t get over the mental image of House Republicans consoling a weeping John Boehner in the cloakroom after 9 colleagues dissed him by voting against his re-election as Speaker. Can’t prove it happened, but you know it did.

Here’s what’s left for the day:

* RCP’s Erin McPike has a useful thumbnail sketch of the Senate’s freshman class (including, for Democrats, committee assignments).

* Hollywood is apparently abuzz about a script for a movie about HRC.

* Andrew Sullivan reports raising a third of a million dollars from 12,000 subscribers within 24 hours of announcing the new model for The Dish; his former home, The Atlantic, said to be planning pay-for-content model this year.

* Politico reports Geithner to step down in January.

* At Ten Miles Square, Jonathan Bernstein has a lot of “fun facts” about the Members of the 113d Congress.

And in non-political news:

* Actor playing sinister deputy director of CIA on Homeland says Nicholas Brody really does deserve to die. Method actor?

Since I began the day with a Beatles video, here’s Los Lobos covering “Tomorrow Never Knows” after an interview discussion of the Fab Four. Great performance of the tune that flummoxed Don Draper.


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.