Via a link at Way Up North, we find a splendid - albeit depressing - analysis in the Anchorage Daily News. Here's a short excerpt.
Mark Twain once wrote, "It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress." This proves, as if it needed proving, that contempt of Congress is not a new phenomenon. With its recent insistence, against the advice of all nutritional experts and everyone else worried about the childhood obesity epidemic in America, that tomato sauce on pizza was a vegetable, we find ourselves once more bowing in awe at what passes for intelligent legislation in D.C. and continue to wonder what the heck is in the water there.
There's more at the link. Worthwhile reading.