Senator is in a restaurant and the waiter brings over the rolls, but no butter. "May I have some butter, please?" The waiter gives a slight nod and wanders off.
Ten minutes later, still no butter. The senator catches his eye.
"May I have some butter, Please?"
Still the vaguest of responses, and after ten more minutes, still no butter.
"Maybe you don't know who I am," says the senator. "I'm a Princeton graduate, a Rhodes scholar, an All-American basketball player who played with the New York Knicks in the pros, and I'm currently a United States senator, chairman of the International Debt Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and a member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee."
"Maybe you don't know who I am," said the waiter. "I'm the guy who's in charge of the butter".