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To: onyx; Mo1; Txsleuth; Peach

Frist: recalling last night. Had dinner with his family .. they're empty nesters now, but their 3 sons came to be with them for his farewell speech. They sat around the restaurant table, reminiscing. Their years have changed over the last 12 years ... but this was the term of the normal life of a citizen legislator, which was his intention when he came to DC.

The 3 young boys have grown into 3 robust young men, his wife is more beautiful every day. He's seen faith strengthened and challenged, and seen a group of men and women who are very good people: good intentioned, unselfish, people with real dreams. We all have our foibles and weaknesses .. but as his Dad always said, good people beget good people.

His Dad's letter before he died: advice to people you'll never see who come after you. His last words: finally, I believe it is so terribly important in life to stay humble, use your talents wisely and use other people's talents to help other people.

Asked that Senate be adjourned ... and people are there clapping.


Passed:

US exports nuclear tech. to India
Tax breaks extended
Offshore drilling
VietNam trade bill
Stopgap spending measure .. (I believe until 2/15/07)


7 posted on 12/09/2006 1:45:39 AM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
Stopgap spending measure .. (I believe until 2/15/07)

Wrong. The that-which-is-not-Kosher-barrel stopgap spending has no measure nor is there any sunset anticipated.... /s
18 posted on 12/09/2006 2:49:36 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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