The national media has let itself go in declaring him a solon and statesmen but we know the truth.
He was an idiot.
It has been pointed out that I am an idiot and so, time to rush in with an update.
I mixed up one idiot with another idiot in Congress. In my defense, it's an easy thing to do since Congress is stuffed with idiots. Elijah was the one who represented Baltimore and Hillary. The other idiot is still living the half-life that idiots like that exist in.