The Marquis de Sad, voted out of a committee by a straight party-line vote. Pro-Torture Party 10 in favor (and wanting to watch), Anti-Torture 8 against. And perhaps the funniest endorsement since Senator Hruska said of Nixon Supreme Court Nominee Harrold Carswell, "Even if he were mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers. Aren't they entitled to a little representation and a little chance? We can't have all Brandeises and Cardozos and Frankfurters and stuff like that. I doubt we can. I doubt we want to."
Yesterday, frustrated song-writer Orrin Hatch said of Candlewax Al Gonzales, ""He's a person who I think answered the questions as well as he could before the committee"
Okay, that's a bit out of context, but you get the idea.