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Senators randomly started quoting Meat Loaf at each other during a banking committee hearing

You can't accuse members of the Senate Banking Committee of having a bad attitude. During a Tuesday hearing regarding the bipartisan Dodd-Frank rollback bill, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) gave us more than we deserve by introducing "the Meat Loaf minimum."

After that, as The District Sentinel's Sam Knight observed, the hearing went nowhere fast:

Reuters' Pete Schroeder had a three-letter response to the fact that apparently nothing is sacred:

As Meat Loaf himself once so eloquently put it: "You took the words right out of my mouth."