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House Proceeding on Jan 21st, 2009 :: 0:18:00 to 0:19:10
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Lamar S. Smith

0:17:56 to 0:18:16( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: attitude that in america we are all our brothers and sisters keepers. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise. mr. smith: unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. e r e: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: yesterday we witnessed the hallmark of democracy. of peaceful transfer of power.

Lamar S. Smith

0:18:00 to 0:19:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

0:18:17 to 0:18:38( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: and like president obama, we all wish our country prosperous future. all know the national media strongly criticized president bush for the cost of his inauguration i 2005, such criticism has been predictably scarce for president obama. even though his inauguration was more than twice as expensive as president bush's. for example, in "new york

Lamar S. Smith

0:18:39 to 0:18:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: times" editorial in 2005 suggested that the war in iraq should dictate president bush's inauguration. we now face two wars and serious economic challenges, yet the times offered no similar criticism of yesterday's event. expensive inaugurations are nothing new.

Lamar S. Smith

0:19:00 to 0:19:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: i'm sure many who face traffic congestion and long lines yesterday wished even more had been spent on this year's celebration. but we need the media to be evenhanded in its treatment of

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