Washington, DC -- Mr. Speaker, Bruce Fein is a nationally syndicated columnist who was a high-ranking official during the Reagan administration. He does not support a neocon, globalist, world policeman-type of foreign policy for the U.S., a foreign policy that used to be considered as the policy of liberals.
A few years ago, sitting on the floor of the U.S. House with my friend Rep. Jim Walsh of Syracuse, I said of the member who was speaking: “Curt’s dyed his hair.”
Jim looked at me, very seriously, and said: “Curt’s dad is here?”
People who grew up in East Tennessee, as I did, are accustomed to being teased about our accents.