During his unsuccessful fight to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) displayed his acting chops as he nailed a full range of roles:
THE GRINCH: “I want you to know we’re going to be here until (New Years Day) … We’re going to stay here until this is finished. I can’t go home for Christmas. I’ve already canceled (airplane tickets).”
THE GODFATHER: “Every one of you, have you ever come as chairman of appropriations and tell me you needed help for your state and I have turned you down?”
DIRTY HARRY: “I’m going to go to every one of your states, and I’m going to tell them what you’ve done.”
EEYORE (OF WINNIE THE POOH): “This has been the saddest day of my life.”
If Stevens ever retires, he should really look into following in former Sen. Fred Thompson’s (R-TN) footsteps.