"The most beautiful sound I've ever heard/Alito, Alito/Alito, I just met a judge named Alito/And suddenly the name will never be the same/Alito, Bush just picked a judge named Alito/Alito, say it proud, that Republican saying/Say it soft and there's Democrats praying/Alito, may the Senate confirm Alito."
--Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, singing at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser. He co-wrote the song with Late Show with David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer, to the tune of "Maria" from West Side Story. We're hoping the pair's next project will be the definitive country ballad about Craig's preferred method of passing legislation, "Ghost Riders in the Appropriations Bill." (www.thehill.com)