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The GOP's Runnin' Off the Rails tour continued this week with Sarah Palin announcing she will resign, Mark Sanford admitting he "crossed lines" with multiple women (while providing an instant new slang term for sex: "crossing the ultimate line"), James Inhofe welcoming Al Franken to the Senate by saying, "We are going to get the clown from Minnesota," and John Boehner spending an hour on the House floor reading aloud portions of the landmark climate-change bill he labeled "a piece of shit." Also this week, U.S. troops in Iraq were finally cause for celebration, fireworks, and dancing in the streets of Baghdad. It turns out it was not our arrival in Iraq that was greeted with flowers and sweets but our departure. It's an agonizing lesson learned six years, $1 trillion, and 4,321 U.S. deaths too late.