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Senate Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 0:10:30 to 0:13:30
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Johnny Isakson

0:10:26 to 0:10:47( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: today as united states s madam president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from mr. isakson: madam president, i know most members on the floor remember a song of about 25 years ago called "the night the lights went out in georgia." well, on tuesday of this week, a

Johnny Isakson

0:10:30 to 0:13:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Johnny Isakson

Johnny Isakson

0:10:48 to 0:11:09( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: beacon of light in journalism did go out in georgia when bill schipp announced his retirement after 50 years of reporting in the south. he is a remarkable character. it is said all of us are replaceable. i'm not sure bill is replaceable. he began his writing in georgia

Johnny Isakson

0:11:10 to 0:11:31( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: as a political columnist for the "atlanta constitution o starting in the the late dr. martin luther king and the governors and politicians from george wallace to lefter maddox, to carter and of the transition of the old south to the new south

Johnny Isakson

0:11:32 to 0:11:52( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: and in washington he covered the civil rights act in the middle and late 1970's. he was a writer whose perception was keen, his wit was sharp and his pen was even sharper. was in elected office and can confess when he wrote a column,

Johnny Isakson

0:11:53 to 0:12:14( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: you went to the paper and you read that there was a reason for that. if you were going to be the victim of the day you might as well go out and find out what he was going to say about you. but, if you weren't the victim of the day, you could relish and in seeing some other politician being skewed by that pen. bill shipp had a profound effect

Johnny Isakson

0:12:15 to 0:12:39( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: for years he reported for the atlanta journal and constitution but after a number of years he started his own publication whose title was "bill shipp's georgi been a more approprte name for a newsletter because in many ways, georgia politics was bill shipp's possession.

Johnny Isakson

0:12:40 to 0:13:01( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: he wrote about licks politics in such a way he changed pitics. i would not accuse him of editorializing in a news article the tone and direction of his perception of what was right and wrong could help to ld to debates of a positive conclusion in an otherwise peerd of period of discourse.

Johnny Isakson

0:13:02 to 0:13:23( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: i loved bill shipp f reasons. he and i had the pleasure of lisk in the same counsel tivment i've learned a lot from him and always appreciated. see, in politics bill shipp is the equivalent of helen thomas at a presidential press conference whvment georgia politician has a press conference, bill is there. when it is time for questions,

Johnny Isakson

0:13:24 to 0:13:30( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: he always has one. when it comes time to grenade in the middle of the room and blow things up, bill

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