"A fool & his money is soon elected." Will Rogers
Okay, well, good luck to all of the incoming Congressfolks. They'll settle themselves in at desks once occupied by their storied predecessors and maybe catch their breaths after all of the BSification and gasbaggy stemwinding & podium-pounding. It takes a lot of energy pretending to mean so much blather.
And guess what, it was on this day in history that a notorious burglar met his ultimate fate when he was 22, at the end of a noose in 1724. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Sheppard What a story! Who needs fiction? Well... I do, but you know what I mean.