Washington (CNN) - Ahead of oil executives testifying on Capitol Hill before the Senate Finance Committee, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah bemoaned the perhaps inevitable comparison of the hearings to a "dog and pony show" in this exchange with Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Montana. (Referenced picture above)
Hatch: "This hearing should not be used to score cheap political points, but I am afraid with all due respect Mr. Chairman that that's what we are going to see here today. I have a chart depicting what I expect this hearing will turn into. There you go. I think that's a real nice picture. I think that's pretty good myself."
Baucus: "Who is the horse and who is the dog?"
Hatch: "I think we both know. I know who the horse's ass is I'll put it that way."