Vanity Fair contributor and Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley was testifying before the House Natural Resources Committee last week about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. When Rep. Don Young, a raving lunatic from Alaska, mistakenly referred to Brinkley as "Mr. Rice" and called his pro-wildlife testimony "garbage," Brinkley let his contempt flow freely: "It's Dr. Brinkley. Rice is a university. I know you went to Yuba College and couldn't graduate."
Then it immediately turned into a fight you had with your dad when you were 13:
Young: I'll call you anything I want to call you while you sit in that chair. You just be quiet.
Brinkley: You don't own me. I pay your salary.
Young: I don't own you, but I tell you right now—
And then, sadly, chairman Doc Hastings got between the two men, telling Brinkley to calm down since we all make "foo paws" now and again.