Here’s a letter to the editor of USA Today:
You quote the parting words of several “retiring” or fired U.S. Senators (“Retiring members of Congress bid adieu ,” Dec. 31). Each is too verbose. The most appropriate parting message goes something like this: “For years I’ve spent other people’s money and butted into other people’s business. I return now to spending only my own money and minding my own business.”
Donald J. Boudreaux
Alas, too many of these self-important clowns will become highly paid human corridors to the new gaggle of self-important clowns officially officed on Capitol Hill…..