Frank is a bitter, nasty, mean, combative, insulting, pig of a man who also turns out to not have much courage either. Now that his redrawn district would provide some real competition for his reelection efforts, Frank is bowing out. He is not going to run for reelection next year. Thank God.
Now, the cynical conspiracy theorist inside me could easily believe that Frank is quitting for other reasons upon which he chooses not to elaborate, but if being a cowardly wimp is his story, then I will believe him. I know he is 71, but he just always struck me to be one of those power-hungry congresscritters who would only leave if they were not reelected or they were taken out on a stretcher or slab.
Either way, I am thrilled to see this... person... leave Congress in January 2013.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson