Several months ago, Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse was among the imperious signatories to a letter to the John Locke Foundation (and numerous other organizations he dislikes because they don’t accept the need for drastic federal controls to deal with the hobgoblin of “climate change”) demanding lots of documents his staffers could fish through. Cato Institute also received that letter, and Roger Pilon here delivers a savory rejoinder to the senator.

Hey, Whitehouse — you bring further disgrace upon an institution that has been disgracing itself for many years. Back in the days of Daniel Webster, the U.S. Senate might have been “the world’s greatest debating society” but today any junior high debate team would humiliate you.