— Sen. Maj. Leader Harry Reid at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the U.S. Institute of Peace, speaking about Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and his zealous support of the Institute.
(Submitted by our ever-observant White House Correspondent Mark Knoller. Thanks, Mark!)
Some are calling her reply the Quote of the Day.
"Well, as the president has said before, when it comes to helping Republican candidates, he will campaign for them — or against them if they think that that will help."Continue »
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." -- Henri Nouwen
I lost a mother to cancer when I was 17, same type -- same type, colon cancer. And what has happened in the field of cancer since then is a miracle...I feel every day is a blessing." -- Tony Snow, at his first White House briefing, May 16, 2007.
"If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." – George Washington, who died on this date at his Mount Vernon, Virginia home in 1799.
He was 67 years old.