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House Proceeding 10-28-09 on Oct 28th, 2009 :: 3:43:50 to 3:46:05
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Thaddeus G. McCotter

3:43:47 to 3:44:08( Edit History Discussion )

Thaddeus G. McCotter: with that i recognize the gentleman from michigan, chairman of the policy committee, mr. mccotter. mr. mccotter: i thank the distinguished gentleman from new york. in fact all truth be told onef the reasons that i'm here is a conversation we once had. the gentleman, mr. king, said to

Thaddeus G. McCotter

3:43:50 to 3:46:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Thaddeus G. McCotter

3:44:09 to 3:44:29( Edit History Discussion )

Thaddeus G. McCotter: me, if john mchugh and i left congress tomorrow, you'd probably wouldn't have a single good thing to say about either one of us. and i said, no, have a lot of good things to say about john mchugh and i do. when i first come to congress it's a very daunting experience. as you go on you find out you are rightly daunted. this is a town where everything

Thaddeus G. McCotter

3:44:30 to 3:44:51( Edit History Discussion )

Thaddeus G. McCotter: is a crisis, everything has to be done in a hurry. yet there was always one person you could rely on to exemplify hemingway's definition of grace undefire, which is keeping your you are losing theirs. john mchugh is the type of person who always could keep his composure and was always opened

Thaddeus G. McCotter

3:44:52 to 3:45:12( Edit History Discussion )

Thaddeus G. McCotter: to give you counsel, especially as a young member of congress. as to what was going on, why it wasn't always the end of the world, and the way that you could work in a principled bipartisan fashion to get the job done. it was sad to see john go. we all know that. but we have all been enriched by

Thaddeus G. McCotter

3:45:13 to 3:45:33( Edit History Discussion )

Thaddeus G. McCotter: our ability to work with him and our country is certainly going to be well served by him as secretary of the army. and as he left i was reminded o can't say it's an irish saying. my father was irish and said it but i don't know that anybody else ever did. he said, son, as an irish catholic there's three things you usually wind up.

Thaddeus G. McCotter

3:45:34 to 3:45:54( Edit History Discussion )

Thaddeus G. McCotter: you cawind up a priest, you can wind up a teacher, or you can wind up a soldier. but under no, no circumstances should you ever wind up a politician. it is ce to see that at this late stage of his life john mchugh has improved himself and gone o to leave this congress

Thaddeus G. McCotter

3:45:55 to 3:46:05( Edit History Discussion )

Thaddeus G. McCotter: and serve with the men and women who defend us. i'd just like to say, johnny, we did know daily miss you and we dearly

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