Column: Politicians might benefit from making New Year's resolutions




Some people say 2012 was a less-than-stellar year for our political system. Some people say it would be good if our favorite politicians made some New Year’s resolutions. Here are some suggestions.

President Barack Obama should resolve to smoke more cigars with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. The two men basically stopped talking as the fiscal cliff loomed. A few stogies — or Obama’s penchant for beer summits — might work.

Boehner should resolve to drink more of his favorite beverage, wine — with Obama. See above. He should also never mention Plan B again.

Vice President Joe Biden should resolve to stay off Sunday talk shows (you remember when he preempted the president’s policy change on gay marriage on “Meet the Press”) — unless it’s U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s turn to speak for the administration.

Rice should resolve to pay no attention to CIA talking points. About anything.

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