Topical politico-literary humour

This will look out of date in the five minutes that it takes for the news cycle to move on, so I'd better blog about it now. 

Reading James Comey's opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, in advance of the hearings later today, I was struck by the similarity in tone to Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day

See if you can identify the source for each excerpt – the great Timothy McSweeney was good enough to put it on his Internet Tendency.