"When you have spirited people, whether you agree with them or not, it adds a little yeast to the dough. In your country club, your church and business, about 15 percent of the people are screwballs, lightweights and boobs and you would not want those people unrepresented in Congress."

-- Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., on the primary defeats and pending retirements of some controversial members of Congress

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