Oh, those Danforth protegÄ—s!

First there was Clarence Thomas promoted to the Supreme Court upon the recommendation of John C.Danforth, Senator from Missouri, whose connection to James Danforth “Dan” Quayle went largely unnoticed even though Michael Dukakis insisted on using his full name. And now we are having to contend with Joshua Hawley, whom John C. Danforth promoted to get rid of Claire McCaskill. John sends his regrets.

The influence of Saint Louis, Missouri, home of the Federal Reserve Bank that monitors our money supply, as well as the World Trade Center of Saint Louis, is perhaps not sufficiently attended. What has John C. Damforth been up to, other than pretending to be pious?

Patriarchs derive significance from their progeny, not worldly achievements.