The best lines are, as usual, from Jonah Goldberg:
More to the point: It was mind-bogglingly, soul-achingly, sand-poundingly, metaphysically, and ontologically boring. Watching it was like driving through Kansas on the interstate (something I’ve done many times): long, vast stretches of boredom punctuated by the occasional brief promise of excitement that would require detouring from the planned route.
It reminded me of that old Monty Python skit where British soldiers are equipped with the world’s funniest joke, a joke so funny that even to hear it guarantees you’ll die laughing. The British army translates the gag into German (different translators for each word so as to prevent their own deaths) and has its troops read the German version as they march through Ardennes forest. Suddenly, Nazi soldiers start falling dead from the trees.
Substitute “boring” for “funny” and you’ll get a vague sense of how dull this summit was.
At one point I could swear Mitch McConnell was counting fibers in the carpet just to stay awake.
Did anyone really expect anything different from this pre-scripted show trial? Especially when the White House had made it clear in advance that it has a “Plan B” ready to ram through if the summit “failed”? These tactics might have worked a year ago when so many were still infatuated with “the One”, but the bloom is off that rose!