Score: Healthcare Reform 1, Lobbyists 1
Its like I was shot out of a cannon. I am so overexposed. I make Paris Hilton look like a recluse... After all the attention - People Magazine, GQ, Vanity Fair, Letterman - I figure there's nowhere to go from here but down. So Tonight, I announce my retirement from the United States Senate. It's been a good run.
Barack Obama, 2004 Gridiron Club Dinner
I mean, WTF. This was 5 years before he took office. You think he'd have found a way to bring a giant pin for all his headswelling sessions along - he's telling everyone we've got healthcare reform on track, but he's a heatseeker. I mean, Gates? WTF?
You hear this constant refrain from our critics that Democrats don't stand for anything. Thats really unfair. We do stand for anything.
Barack Obama, 2006 Gridiron Club Dinner
For the record, last years money to pay off Senators and Congressmen, hit a record high on this issue - nearly 91 Million dollars. Think of it. 90.7 Million dollars spent on a handful of senators and congressmen. Part of anything indeed.
Health should hit the ground running in the next few weeks, when everyone gets back into the office. This week, Dean is going on Countdown - hosting the show Tues and Wed. 8 PM, on MSNBC. I am going to fix my mothers Korg Concert Grand + kick back and share a beer with el madre and watch our guy roll.