Doug Brinkley Lays an Arctic Smackdown on Don Young


Alaska Representative Don Young was in some kind of mood when he heard—or rather, tried not to hear—Rice University professor Douglas Brinkley's testimony on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Fortunately, Brinkley was quick with an eloquent and cutting answer. Who says environmentalists won't hit back?

Wonkette described Young as "giving himself an actual lobotomy in front of a C-SPAN camera," which is a nice metaphor.