Rich Galen

If you toss a cigarette out of a moving car the high probably is, it will harmlessly burn itself out. But there is a chance that it rolls into a ditch filled with dry leaves, which catch on fire, and spread out to a 10,000 acre wildfire destroying 34 houses and injuring tens of firefighters.

That might or might not happen. But what we know with absolute certainty is: If you put that cigarette out in the car's ashtray that wildfire would never happen.

Same with raising the debt limit. We will now not default and so the financial wildfire will not happen.

Over the next weeks and months who said what to whom during which meeting will begin to leak out but the result will still be the same.

Boehner won.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at