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Senate Proceeding 12-14-10 on Dec 14th, 2010 :: 0:49:35 to 0:53:15
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Lamar Alexander

0:49:31 to 0:49:53( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: we wish both judd and kathy all thank you, mr. president. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: mr. president, during the 1980's, somehow the united states senators took a survey among themselves about who was the most admired member of the united states senate, and according to press reports, senator howard baker of

Lamar Alexander

0:49:35 to 0:53:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

0:49:54 to 0:50:14( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: tennessee was the most admired senator, both by republicans and by democrats. if such a survey were to be taken today, judd gregg would certainly be at the top of that list for most of us. there is not a better member of the united states senate. much has been said about him so i'll say three things quickly because there are other senators

Lamar Alexander

0:50:15 to 0:50:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: who wish to speak. first, judd gregg is of new hampshire, not from new hampshire. we say well, sometimes senator so and so is from tennessee or from new york or from south dakota or from maine, but a senator whose roots are really where roots are supposed to be is of his state.

Lamar Alexander

0:50:38 to 0:51:00( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: judd gregg sounds like new hampshire, he acts like he's from new hampshire, he is from new hampshire, he votes like he's from new hampshire. the old man of the mountain, which is a rock that was up in new hampshire, those of us who have been there a lot, would drive by and see it, fell down a few years ago. i thought, well, maybe the best

Lamar Alexander

0:51:01 to 0:51:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: way to replace it is just put judd gregg back up there because he is of new hampshire. second, judd gregg is a very good politician. i know that from direct experience. there is such a thing as the gregg machine in new hampshire. those who have the temerity to run for president find that out. it was on the other side of my

Lamar Alexander

0:51:22 to 0:51:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: efforts when i was there, and just to give you an example, one day a reporter asked me, well, mr. alexander, what's the price of a gallon of milk? of course i knew what a gallon of milk costs, but i made the mistake of turning around to someone and asking just to make sure what it was, a press person overheard it, and the next thing i knew the gregg machine had

Lamar Alexander

0:51:43 to 0:52:03( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: spread that all over the state as if this fellow in a red and black shirt didn't know what the price of milk was. so they are a very intimidating, effective crowd in new hampshire. the third thing and the final thing i'll say about judd is one reason that i admire and like him so much is that i so often agree with him, on conservation

Lamar Alexander

0:52:04 to 0:52:24( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: issues, on education issues, on fiscal issues, but especially on his view of this body which he expressed so eloquently many times, but in his remarks today. judd gregg knows and understands that this body is the citadel of the protection of liberty in our government. he said that today.

Lamar Alexander

0:52:25 to 0:52:45( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: it is the place where we avoid the tyranny of the majority. it is a place where the voices of the american people are heard, where we have open amendment and open debate. he has been an effective advocate for that. he understands that we are not just a debating society, that in the end we're a governing body.

Lamar Alexander

0:52:46 to 0:53:07( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: that the purpose of our 60-vote majority is to force consensus and a compromise so that we can act, so that we can do our jobs. so he leaves a wonderful legacy as many friends here, he will continue to have many friends here, and the senator who is of new hampshire who is a pretty

Lamar Alexander

0:53:08 to 0:53:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: good politician and with whom i so often agree. and my special best wishes to his wife kathy.

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