Catiline Jeffords

Jim Jeffords has shown himself to be the Catiline of America for 2001. Airot Parker,, 5/25/2001
Catiline was the treacherous and degenerate character whose scheming nearly destroyed the Roman Republic and whose licentious ways inspired, by their very profligacy, Cicero’s eloquent oration on virtue, which was subsequently memorized by generations of American schoolboys. No one in the political leadership of the early American republic needed to be reminded who Catiline was. He was the talented but malevolent destroyer of republican government. Joseph J. Ellis Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation, 2000.