A day after Senator Uriah Reid (D-Nev) brands the president a "loser" and then apologizes, a week after Senator Ken Salazar (D-Colo) labels Focus on the Family as the anti-Christ and then apologizes, and a month after Senator Robert Byrd (D-WVA) brands the Senate GOP as Hitler's heirs, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) appeals to President Bush to bring moderation to the Republican side of the debate on the filibusters. Now that is rich. Wildly amusing and ineffective, but rich.
Especially when you consider this account of Senator Reid's appearance before high school students yesterday:
"Reid took students through a primer of the five most-disputed judicial nominees, arguing some were opposed to the 1973 Roe v. Wade case legalizing abortion. He charged others with trying to dismantle government programs like Social Security.
'I don't want them. I think they're bad people,' Reid said of the nominees
He described California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown, one of the Bush nominees Republicans will probably float first for approval, as an African-American opposed by the Congressional Black Caucus.
'She is a woman who wants to take us back to the Civil War days,' Reid said."
That leads us to this one, from HBO's Deadwood, a show not safe for children nor most women, I suspect. Nonetheless, a character known for being the point man in an attempt of a wealthy businessman to basically con the entire town, being responsible for the death of many (including an odd penchant for slitting the necks of prostitutes with which he is finished), and being complicit in what is essentially sex-slave trade was quoted as saying:
"I am a sinner who does not expect forgiveness. But I am not a government official. "