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SAY WHAT, SENATOR?
January 23, 2006
Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) on the Democrats' tactics at the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito: "It's kind of like we're in the fourth quarter of a football game; and you're the quarterback; and your team is way ahead here in the fourth quarter; and opponents are very desperate, keeping trying to sack you and aren't doing a very good job of it. And they haven't hit you all day--now for two days--and you're going to keep getting these last-minute Hail Marys thrown at you, so just bear with us."
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January 23, 2006

Say What, Senator?

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Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) on the Democrats' tactics at the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito: "It's kind of like we're in the fourth quarter of a football game; and you're the quarterback; and your team is way ahead here in the fourth quarter; and opponents are very desperate, keeping trying to sack you and aren't doing a very good job of it. And they haven't hit you all day--now for two days--and you're going to keep getting these last-minute Hail Marys thrown at you, so just bear with us."

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