"Diamond" Jim and the record
Note these two on the record quotes that Diamond Jim and Charles Babington got in the Washington Post. The article is about the Bush administration's trouble -- to a degree -- with Congress in 2005.
"What you have seen is a Congress, which has been AWOL through intimidation or lack of unity, get off the sidelines and jump in with both feet," especially on the national security front, said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.).
"This is partly a function of approval ratings," said Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.). "People pay attention [to polls] and start saying, 'Lets take a more independent tack.' It is frankly self-interest, self-preservation."