Wild Kingdom.

Wilbur Mills (D, Arkansas) and Fanne Fox: Ah, those were the days: the men were dogs, and the exotic dancers were splashing around in the Tidal Basin. Nobody could be trusted, but somehow they got some really big things done.

I’ve always considered myself something of a political animal, but I think this time I’ve wandered into the wrong zoo.

I admit that there’s a tendency, at my age, to find all kinds of unfavorable comparisons between life today and in my youth: the movies are not as exciting, the music is not as original, the tomatoes are not as tomato-ey — and the politicians I see today all seem to have come right out of the same factory somewhere on the outskirts of Shanghai.

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