Barney Frank: Stand Up Politician

“Barney Frank’s funny.”

That’s basically the thesis of a New York Times collection of the homo-politico’s classic knee-slappers, which the paper says gives him the top spot as the Hill’s “master of the one-liner.” A sample:

• “I am grateful for the obscurity of the opposition’s argument.”

• “So, apparently, same-sex marriage is the V8 juice of America.”

• “I am afraid that this bill is becoming the legislative equivalent to crack. It’s going to give people a short-term high, but it is going to be dangerous in the long run to the system and expensive to boot.”

That last one came in relation to a bill authorizing $4 billion for the mythical war on drugs, which Frank obviously opposes.