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The Happiest Man in Washington

The House speaker's evident relief at leaving isn't a good sign for his replacement.

No more crying.

Photographer: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

How happy was John Boehner to be quitting his job? So happy that he couldn't resist singing a few bars of "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" on his way out. His relief, however, is proportional to the difficulty that will face his successor as speaker of the House.

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