The key to the image is not the congeniality of Senators Feinstein and Schumer just before the two helped greenlight A.G. candidate and waterboard protector Mukasey. The story of the pic is Feingold’s expression. Like a mirror, that look reflects the day-in, day-out letdown as “our” Congressional majority (#1, #2) capitulates on terrorism, security, the war, etc. (Notice, too, Russ has no hand in the matter.)
“So Chuck, I noticed you wore your red tie today.”
“Thanks Diane. I believe you’ve been showing your true colors lately, also.”
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(image: Doug Mills/The New York Times. Washington. November 6, 2007)