In honor of the countdowns of the best and worst of 2005, I present the top political plays of America's Founding Fathers, in no particular order.
This week's play comes from an exchange, over breakfast, between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. When Jefferson asked over the breakfast table why a second legislative chamber had been created, Washington asked, "Why did you pour coffee into your saucer?" "To cool it," Jefferson answered. "Even so," said Washington, "we pour legislation into the senatorial saucer to cool it."
Next week: James Madison.