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Senate Proceeding on Jan 16th, 2009 :: 0:53:50 to 0:55:20
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Sheldon Whitehouse

0:53:50 to 0:55:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheldon Whitehouse

0:53:53 to 0:54:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. whitehouse: mr. president, may i first thank you for your courtesy in over the duties officer for a moment so that i could be relieved of those duties and come to my desk and have the chance to say something about a very, very dear friend

Sheldon Whitehouse

0:54:14 to 0:54:34( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: who we will miss enormously. i know we have something very important happening in just a few minutes, so i will speak very, very briefly. but i don't want to let this opportunity pass. we had an freshman senators come in two years ago, and we found that ken was feeling kind of lonely

Sheldon Whitehouse

0:54:35 to 0:54:56( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: because his class had been considerably smaller than and so we sort of have adopted him into our group. he's been kind to all of us. and i had the privilege of knowing him as an attorney general, and i won't belabor the point. but what people have said about him as a peacemaker, about him

Sheldon Whitehouse

0:54:57 to 0:55:17( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: as a friend and about him somebody who cares deeply about the duty of public service, i can attest to firsthand from many, many years' experience. so i will only say that we will miss you very, very deeply. we are enormously confident in you. the department of interior is lucky to have you.

Sheldon Whitehouse

0:55:18 to 0:55:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: president obama is fortunate

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