Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held a kinda sorta almost impeachment hearing for President Bush. The atmosphere was summarized perfectly by one witness:

“I am really astonished at the mood in this room,” commented one witness, George Mason University School of Law professor Jeremy Rabkin.

“The tone of these deliberations is slightly demented,” Rabkin said. “You should all remind yourselves that the rest of the country is not necessarily in this same bubble in which people think it is reasonable to describe the president as if he were Caligula.”

But of course, Mark Twain had matters pretty well covered when it comes to Congress.