Romano: Too little, too late from Rep. C.W. Bill Young
By week's end, he was one of the few people in Washington making sense.
U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores, was calling for an end to political grandstanding and pledging to fully restore government funding.
This was absolutely appropriate. It was also too late, and not enough.
Bill Young has been a member of Congress for 42 years and knows better than anyone in the Capitol building that this government shutdown is futile and obscene.
Consider that he recently told the Times' Alex Leary that the GOP had made its point and it was time to get back to work. He acknowledged that Speaker John Boehner had caved to an outspoken minority because he lacked support from the rest of his party.
And why did Boehner lack support?
Because leaders such as Young abandoned him to fall in step behind the smug Tea Party frat boys.
Full column here.