About RobertsThe necessary Mark Steyn, who has come to occupy the place where Jonah Goldberg was a few years ago - from which he can skewer our ruling class with a combination of fact and humor second to none - has given us a precious look at the process that is called "Advice and Consent." Short of quoting the entire text, there is no excerpt that can give you the flavor of the thing - read it yourself. Trust me.
As President James K. Polk wrote in his diary: "There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress ... than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S.", in an entry dated December 16, 1846. Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.