Leave it to the Washington Post's Al Kamen, who presides over the "In the Loop" column, to dig up an old item that, with the perspective of almost a decade, rings with delicious irony.
Here is what he found:
This from a Nov. 12, 1999, Loop column.
Bipartisanship Never Sleeps Quote of the Week: Sure, it's only Friday, but we're confident this one can't be topped. It's from Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho), remarking Tuesday on how he and Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) were in sync on some mining issues.
"Politics makes strange bedpersons," Craig said, according to the New York Times. "I would not be uncomfortable in Bob Byrd's bed."
But Byrd might be.