Tiberius was a hard SOB (as a commenter at View From The Porch reminds us) but that doesn't excuse his successor.
...If you're having trouble remembering the Emperors of Rome, the next batter up was that feller Caligula -- hailed, early on, as the bright young hope, the shining leader who would fix it all: The One.
History: the more things change, the more it keeps repeating. Will we get a Triple Crown winner in the Senate before the final curtain?
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