04 June 2009

Reid, the majority leader, was awarded Sotomayor's first meeting. So eager was he to praise the nominee that he became tangled in his own cliches. "We have the whole package here," he announced in his office yesterday morning with the smiling Sotomayor seated to his left, her hands folded neatly in her lap. Further, Reid said to her, "you've been an underdog many times in your life but always the top dog."

I think Aristotle was right after all. Members of an oligarchical body (the Senate) will never stop trying to prove they are as vulgar as the masses.

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