I have no idea what Alan Simpson accomplished while in the Senate but the Simpson-Bowles commission seemed to actually do a fair share of bipartisan sacrifice. I have heard some of his interviews over the past year or so - some very extended ones, and the guy speaks his mind and has a sharp wit. Below we have a 6 minute interview where he testifies in front of the Super Committee and has some serious zingers - i.e. this is a funny town, one minute your on the cover of Time and 6 months later you're doing it. He goes off on the AARP but I am curious what ad he is referencing when he says it's the most disgusting ad he has ever seen.
6 minutes - email readers will need to come to site to view
Here is another short interview with both Simpson & Bowles earlier in the day - 5 minutes