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Senate Proceeding on Sep 28th, 2010 :: 0:53:35 to 0:57:10
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Lamar Alexander

0:53:33 to 0:53:54( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: of the accolades he deserves. we will miss this great american, this great patriot, this great alaskan and this great friend to every one of us here. thank you, madam president, and i yield the floor. a senator: senator collins is the next in order. she's kindly given me four or five minutes to make remarks,

Lamar Alexander

0:53:35 to 0:57:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar Alexander

0:53:55 to 0:54:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: and i want to thank her for that. mr. alexander: senator stevens, ted stevens, will be rembered as a patriot who flew the first cargo plane into peking at the end of world war ii and helped to create and serve the 49th state for a half century.

Lamar Alexander

0:54:16 to 0:54:36( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: i've often thought some day i should write a book about senators, not about their gossips or their secrets, but about the things that others don't know about the people that we work with, about jim inhofe's flight around the world in a

Lamar Alexander

0:54:37 to 0:55:02( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: solo airplane, about ben nighthorse campbell's jewelry, about barack obama's and mel martinez's boyhood, about jim bunning's pitches. all of this has nothing to do with politics. i always wanted to start with ted stevens and about how he

Lamar Alexander

0:55:03 to 0:55:23( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: flew a cargo plane into peking in 1984. no one did more to create alaska's state. wrote speeches, lobbying, doing all kinds of things to cause it to happen. then he served that state for nearly a half century in the best manner of greatest generation.

Lamar Alexander

0:55:24 to 0:55:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: he had a broad view. he and senator inouye took a trip, several of us, to china in 2006. a delegation of senators. we were better received than if we had been the president and vice president of the united states. because the chinese revered ted stevens and honored danny inouye because of his service in world war ii.

Lamar Alexander

0:55:48 to 0:56:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: we saw the number one man in china, mr. hao and mr. whu, we saw the respect they had for senator stevens and senator inouye. senator stevens carried that to the floor of the senate. for example, he saw there in china what the chinese are doing to remain competive in the

Lamar Alexander

0:56:09 to 0:56:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: world by building up their universities, keeping their brain power advantage. he came back to this body and became a principal cosponsor of the america competes act which helps our country do the same. perhaps no two senators had a closer relationship than senator inouye and senator stevens.

Lamar Alexander

0:56:30 to 0:56:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: they came from the same generation, they fought in the same war, they were both enormously brave. they treated one another as brothers. i was a young aide in the senate when ted stevens was elected in 1968. he was here when i came back 20 years as education senator and came back as senator eight years

Lamar Alexander

0:56:52 to 0:57:10( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: ago, he was still here. he served longer than any republican senator. but he'll be rembered as a great patriot. and as the man who flew that cargo plane into peking in 1944 and spent a half century creating and serving our 49th straight.

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