On the Fritz


Mush-mouthed Sen Ernest "Fritz" Hollings (D-S.C.) has announced that he won't run for reelection. Reports the SF Chron:

"I'll be working around the clock for the next year and a half. … But (then) it's time I go out and work and make a living," said Hollings, 81.

It's great to see this old protectionist windbag go, though Fritz was good for comic spectacle from time to time, like when he railed against the fallen state of American culture in general and the TV show Buffcoat and Beaver in particular (he meant Beavis and Butt-head, but never mind).