March 19th, 2009

Welch And Big Guy From Texas Pick Fight

by Philip Baruth

Some actors are blessed with a nose for good roles, and some actors are not. And some lose it somewhere along the way: think Nicolas Cage before the Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas, and after. It’s more or less the same with Congressmen. Some have a talent for seeing legs that need biting, and others don’t. Bernie was the first sort, and so we kicked him upstairs to bite bigger legs. VDB always thought Peter Welch had this same sort of rich target-sense, but it’s still a pleasant experience to watch it on the floor of the House.