Of course, the "spending time with family" line is piffle. Scott Horton wonders what's up. Hamsher speculates further. I think it's just an obvious time to get out. Andy Samwick surveys the fiscal legacy. Malkin says good riddance. Larison writes:

There is something very strange about the people who have assembled themselves around the President over the past few years. Many of them seem to have an outsized sense of their own world-historical importance, and many of them are convinced that they have a superior understanding of the lessons of history, but their grasp of history never seems to escape the generic, the vague and the facile.

And Churchill trivia.