Pat Oliphant for October 17, 2005
George W. Bush: Ha! They forget, Harriet, that I have no shame! Harriet Miers: Oh, I agree, sir, you are the most shamelessest person I have ever had the pleasure and the honor of serving, sir. Punk: And too dumb to be afraid The President would be both ashamed & afraid to bring forward for the most distinguished or lucrative stations, cadidates who had no other merit than that of coming from the same state to which he particularly belonged, or of being in some way or other personally allied to him, or of possessing the necessary insignificance or pliancy to render them the obsequious instruments of his pleasure. Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist papers.