Like everything involving Bernie Takes No Prisoners, as he liked to call himself, nothing is as it seems. He's quitting, but there's no resignation letter. According to Boscola, even the energy industry wants him, but she has no idea whether anyone else has hired him.
In typical BTNP fashion, he's ignoring emails and phone calls, turning this into a soapbox drama. Personally, I think he's starting a new blog - Friends Don't Let Friends Blog Drunk. He'd be pretty good. This excerpt from his own obituary, which he wrote himself after losing a bet with me, reveals that much:
"O'Hare, who wore his high-school prom dress for the occasion, was humble as ever in front of the throng of international reporters, papparazzi, and inflatable groupies who numbered in the thousands.
"'I'm the smartest person on the planet and I'm always right,' O'Hare said.
"Meanwhile, the idiot Senate aide, Bernard Kieklak, was shackled and locked in stocks in the town square until his boss, Senator Lisa Boscola, doused him with 15 gallons of gasoline and set him ablaze with the designer Gucci flame-thrower she always carries in her purse.
"As the flames consumed him, Kieklak could be heard to shout, 'I was wrong and I admit it. Bernie O'Hare was right. And I apologize to Lefler and Micek [Morning Call dudes] for saying such stupid things... and at least I don't have to kiss Jolly Joe!'
"There are no funeral arrangements planned. No one liked him, not even his friends."
I miss the bastard.