As I awaken this morning, the government of the United States has returned to its normal, semi-functional state. The Tea Party have had a moment in the spotlight. The deal that was always in the cards has been struck. The radical elements feel betrayed. Both sides claim victory. Nothing, really, has changed at all. The play is over, if everyone did their jobs well, no one will suspect that the hands operating the two puppets might just belong to the puppeteer.