"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Bentsen Burner

The passing of Lloyd Bentsen has elicited from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid the quasi-elegiac assessment that Mr. Bentsen was the best Senator ever from the great State of Texas.

In case you do not have the list of those Longhorn luminaries committed to memory, please follow this link.

You can't make sausage without breaking links, of course, but is it really necessary to put Uncle Lloyd ahead of Sam Houston and Lyndon Johnson to make the point that he was a fine, capable public servant?

4 comments:

The Classic Liberal Anonymous said...

No, but its a good way to take a shot at the current living senators from Texas.

Tom Van Dyke said...

Ah yes, I remember the Bentsen Act well. Or was it the Bentsen-Rudman Act? The memory fails...

The Classic Liberal Anonymous said...

"Senator, you are no Sam Houston"

Jay D. Homnick said...

Yep. "Sam Houston, we've got a problem."