Sen. Kennedy for the Win (As Usual)

I came to the conclusion a while ago now that Louisiana Senator John Kennedy may be the greatest Senator since Daniel Webster in terms of oratory and general rhetorical skill. And if I have time I will try to put together a highlight reel of his ritual humiliations of liberal witnesses and nominees in Senate committee hearings. He shreds leftists for breakfast, with no rancor or snark, because he is a courtly southern gentleman, and his kindly demeanor makes his cross-examinations all the more devastating.

Last week Sen. Kennedy indirectly demonstrated that Rhode Island’s bloviating Senator Sheldon Whitehouse may be the stupidest member of the Senate, because Whitehouse invited a teen-age Olympic cross-country skier as an “expert” witness on climate change. After Kennedy finishes here, you need to ask why Whitehouse could have thought it was a good idea to submit this earnest young man to such a thorough humiliation (7 min. long):

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