You know what? I wonder at how long it has been since a politician hit Washington with anyone who could match the cleverly clipped, masterfully modulated, and unerringly erudite voice of Hannan.
The answer is over 100 years ago.
As seen at Neptunus Lex, I found the fine man's own work and words about it here.
Update: His support of O-mania, caveat-filled as it may have been? Damn it, fool. How can you be so sharp and yet not see the caverns of hell in that man's eyes?!