Attorney General Jeff Sessions to his owner:
And even for that do I love you the more.
I am your spaniel. And, Mr. President,
The more you beat me, I will fawn on you.
Use me but as your spaniel—spurn me, strike me,
Neglect me, lose me. Only give me leave,
Unworthy as I am, to follow you.
What worser place can I beg in your love—
And yet a place of high respect with me—
Than to be usèd as you use your dog?
(Adapted from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)