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Fleshing Out the Disposition of the Senate

According to CQ Roll Call alumnus and current Washington Examiner senior correspondent David M. Drucker, Sen. John McCain has over the past few years evolved into the “conscience of the Senate."  

(Warren Rojas/ CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/ CQ Roll Call)

We’re in absolutely no position (sold our soul years ago) to argue whether the Arizona Republican is the moral center Capitol Hill needs or even deserves right now. But spotting the oft-recycled title did spark an interest in trying out other potential modern day superlatives.  

Say hello to The FILL IN THE BLANK of the Senate:  

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.  

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Keenly Tuned Id ?  

   

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.  

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Dynamic ego ?  

   

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas  

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Burgeoning superego ?  

   

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.  

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Simmering rage ?  

   

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md.  

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Unflinching optimist ?  

   

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska  

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Awe-inspiring stick-to-itiveness ?  

   

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.  

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Palpable sense of relief ?  

Did we miss anyone?