“I do not understand how your corporate leadership sleeps at night.”
The executives look suitably chastened. My suggested response?
“Trust me, congressman. I make fewer ideological compromises in a year than you do in a day.”
Yes, this is one of those comebacks that will never get used, but it underscores an important point: we all find ideological compromises odious. But sometimes they must be made in order to reach your eventual goal.
Nobody should understand that better than a legislator like Mr. Lantos. And that makes his statement disturbingly hypocritical.