Quote of the Day

Okay, yesterday. But it’s still really good:

Ted Stevens predates the State of Alaska. In 1953, he drove to Alaska Territory in a Buick, and–like a modern Al Swearingen–he built himself into a local luminary, successfully lobbied Congress to make Alaska a state, and then used his position on the Senate Appropriations Committee to transform himself into a patronage-distributing warlord…

…a dying breed of primordial American, laid low by the encroachment of ethics, rules, and civilization.