I was having a bit of a writer's block for this week's quote until I saw PG's post below re Ted Stevens. This Friday Sen. Stevens spoke at our law school. While I disagreed with almost everything he said, it was clear why he has been in the Senate for so long. The man has the gift of gab. At the end of his speech, Sen. Stevens said:
"I am reminded of a story of a man who decided to go out to a bar to drink with his friends. He came home late and didn't want to wake his wife, so he tried to open the door himself. He kept trying to get the key in, but it just wouldn't fit. Sometimes this happens when you're in that state. He leaned like this, to try to open the door. Just then his wife opened the door and he fell down on his face. The wife asked, 'Well, what do you have to say for yourself?' To which the man replied, 'In light of the current circumstances, I'd like to dispense with any prepared remarks and take questions from the floor.'"
On a related note, I don't think Alaska will be supporting alternative energy any time soon.