Tuesday, June 07, 2005

'I want that bill to come to the floor like I want a heart attack.'

-- Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) speaking to reporters yesterday about a bill to limit asbestos settlements.

"There has never been an administration, I don't believe in our history, more intent upon consolidating and abusing power to further their own agenda. I know it's frustrating for many of you, it's frustrating for me. Why can't the Democrats do more to stop them? I can tell you this: It's very hard to stop people who have no shame about what they're doing. It is very hard to tell people that they are making decisions that will undermine our checks and balances and constitutional system of government who don't care. It is very hard to stop people who have never been acquainted with the truth."

-- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) speaking at a fundraiser in New York yesterday.