I'm 68, when I get up, my back always hurts. So it takes a while to get to something vaguely normal. I'd had some tea, breakfast was cooking, when they said they weren't going to the hearings.
You can't make this stuff up. OK, I suppose a good writer could, but I couldn't.
They've been running an absolutely crazy bunch of contradictory propaganda attempts. But when things get real, like when Fiona Hill (our top expert on Russia and Putin) testified. She said straight to their faces that (using diplomatic language) that they were lying, and that they were Putin's lies.
They shut up. They knew they would get burned if they tried arguing with her. So they just gave up.
Republicans could have called witnesses, and mounted a defense. They didn't. The reason is simple, they have less than nothing. Trump admitted to making Ukraine an offer they couldn't refuse. And the other silly things they'd said had a shelf life of a few hours before becoming dumb jokes on late night tv.
If Trump knew there was something that could help, he would have done it already.
So instead he's running around trying to look like a president. It's painful to watch, he can't even do a decent job of faking it. Watch his speech to the troops in Afghanistan...
So, I say this to the crooks and crazies, thanks for getting my week off to a good start.