Charles Pierce, writing from his Irish Catholic-flavored shebeen with a reminder of what the bible says, to the Supreme Catholic men "Antonin, Anthony, Sam, Clarence, and Big John down in D.C.":
Since there likely is going to be a first class scripture hoedown breaking out in at least one half of the upcoming presidential election, we are inaugurating a new occasional feature here in the shebeen in which we will draw attention to those parts of the Bible that never get mentioned when, for example, Mike Huckabee starts rolling himself around in Leviticus like a biscuit in gravy. Anyway, this one goes out with love from Sirach to Antonin, Anthony, Sam, Clarence, and Big John down in D.C.
The rich person speaks and all are silent; they extol to the clouds what he says. The poor person speaks and they say, "Who is this fellow?"And should he stumble, they even push him down.
-- Sirach: 13:23