Inside the Beltway rode the U.S. Capitol subway April 30 with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat.
“So, is your party going to get a presidential nominee soon?” we inquired of the six-term senator, referring to the escalating slugfest between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“Oremus! Oremus!” Mr. Leahy replied with hopeful enthusiasm.
Which, when translated from Latin to English, means “Let us pray.”
Seconds later, as Mr. Leahy rode up the escalator to the Senate elevators, he turned and shouted back something to the effect of “Permissum campana orbis,” meaning “Let the bells ring.”