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Senate Proceeding on Jan 6th, 2009 :: 5:47:30 to 5:49:25
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Sheldon Whitehouse

5:47:27 to 5:47:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: the only thing he had to say was, she has been a very fine congresswoman. and then he was asked what his most significant legislative achievements had been during the previous term that rhode islanders. and he said, you can't thk of one right now. my memory is not as good as it

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:47:30 to 5:49:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheldon Whitehouse

5:47:48 to 5:48:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: should be. you'd think those answers would be lethal, politically, but rhode islanders loved it. and they loved him for it. because he was authentic as a man could be. and i guess one of the great lessons of his life is that

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:48:09 to 5:48:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: voters don't want you to be perfect. they want you to be you. they want you to be authentically who you are and from there to fight for them and he certainly lived that. for his authenticity and gentleness of spirit, claiborne pell was beloved by all of us in the ocean state who were privileged to know him or work

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:48:31 to 5:48:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: with him or learn from his example. we all will miss him deeply and to his wife, to his chairman tobi and dallas and their families and to the families of his departed children, bernie and julie, i know i join my distinguished senior setor and

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:48:52 to 5:49:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: all in this body and indeed all of america in holding them in our thoughts and prayers. as his family reminded us last week, senator pell summarized his role as united states senator in seven simple words: "translate ideas into actions and help people."

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:49:14 to 5:49:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: would that all of us could have ideas as big as claiborne pell's and the strength, grace, persistence and courage to translate them into action.

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