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A followership crisis
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When somebody complains about how politicians are a bunch of corrupt, lazy, no-account bums, Rep. Barney Frank has been known to reply with a wry grin: "Y'know, the public is no bargain, either." That's what I'm going to miss about the Massachusetts Democrat who has announced he's not running for re-election. Now, he says, he'll be able to tell people how he really feels.