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Senate Proceeding on Jan 16th, 2009 :: 0:55:25 to 0:58:20
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Amy Klobuchar

0:55:23 to 0:55:44( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: we wish you godspeed, my friend. i yield the ms. klobuchar: the presiding officer: the senato ms. klobuchar: i'm just honored to be here withy friend, ken salazar. and when i think about ken salazar, i think about ken

Amy Klobuchar

0:55:25 to 0:58:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

0:55:45 to 0:56:06( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: salazar in colorado, in his beautiful mountains. and i just think the idea of him going to be the head of the interior department is something that is a gift i will tell you one story about ken. i will tell you that he and i were in colorado together out there for barack obama, and they had a big r.v. with the

Amy Klobuchar

0:56:07 to 0:56:27( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: president-elect's picture on it. and i can tell you that ken salazar is the only united states senator that would insist on driving the r.v. on his own, mr. president. and he did it in style, with his big cowboy hat on. and there we are in the middle of the mountains on this windy, windy road, and all of a sudden we see the flashing lights behind us.

Amy Klobuchar

0:56:28 to 0:56:48( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: and sure enough we're being pulled over. an r.v. there's a caravan of media behind us. and ken salazar is as calm as he could be, pulls over to the side of the road. the department of comes up with his big cowboy -- the deputy comes up with his big cowboy hat up and ken rolls down the window

Amy Klobuchar

0:56:49 to 0:57:10( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: and says can i help you. we think he's getting a ticket for speeding, ready to accept whatever this is. and the deputy says your license plates, your license tabs are in the wrong corners. so ken said, "i am so sorry." he gets looking with the caravan of media behind, with the cameras, with the press guy yelling "this

Amy Klobuchar

0:57:11 to 0:57:32( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: is off the record." so ken's picture is there in the "denver post" trying to change his license tabs around the corners. but it was ken salazar who wanted to have that moment of that freedom of driving through the mountains of colorado, whatever the cost. and he will be a true, true tribute to his home state and to this country.

Amy Klobuchar

0:57:33 to 0:57:57( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: i'm taking over the prayer breakfast from ken, and i've seen firsthand his great faith in god, but also the faith that he has in his family who i see up here, and the people in this country. and we are all very, very lucky to have him, as much as we will miss him as a mentor and a friend in the united states senate. thank you, mr. president

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