With Respect, You Moron...

As I watched Kenneth Starr last Thursday, I was struck by the same thought that pops up every time Congress holds one of these contentious hearings: "How do these guys do it?" How do they sit there, hour after hour, and listen to the congressional gasbags without blowing their tops? Here is Mr. Starr, placidly gazing at a legislator who has just spent five minutes comparing him to Soviet thug Lavrenti Beria, and then responding, "Congressman, with all due respect..."

Starr is hardly alone. With rare exceptions, witnesses simply do not permit themselves to go on the offensive when a...

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