Yesterday’s news: Before signing the two articles of impeachment and sending them to the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw some Irishman shade upon The Beast’s request for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “do us a favor”. But she didn’t bring it home.

“Do me a favor?” said Pelosi. “Do you paint houses too? What is this? Do me a favor?”

She could have added, “President Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives, and there’s no stain remover for that. It’s what it is. We know how some Republicans feel about him. We know. But either way and no matter what they say or do, he’s goin’.”