Life In the Senate: Yodeling and Fiddling
Younger readers -- say, those not in rest homes -- were likely bewildered by this exchange between outgoing lunatic Conrad Burns and Civil War-era Senator Robert Byrd:
Mr. Byrd then asked Mr. Burns, a professional livestock auctioneer, to regale him with one last yodel, and Mr. Burns obliged, in expert fashion.A Wonkette operative kindly forwarded this image as explanation:
"Almost as good as the fiddle," Mr. Burns said, referring to Mr. Byrd's instrument of choice. "Almost," responded the Democrat.
A Sometimes Awkward Changing of the Guard [New York Times]
Earlier: We Miss You Already, Conrad