Saturday, May 29, 2021

Inside story …

… A Barber in the House | The American Conservative. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The few published diaries by members of Congress tend to be barely disguised campaign documents, self-aggrandizing fairy tales advertising the author’s purity of heart. By contrast, Conable, whose instructions limited access to his journal until most of those mentioned therein had adjourned to Valhalla, is often hard on himself and frank about the shortcomings of his colleagues.

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