Senator Lott speaking on the floor at 11:00am:
"So Senator Kennedy, I appreciate the legislative leadership you've been providing. I know it's not easy, you know, your own colleagues and those of us over here have been beating you up. I mean, it's -- you know, you're a nice poster child. Thank you very much for what you do. but I'll tell you one thing I've learned the hard way, when it comes to legislating, when you're dealing with Senator Kennedy, you better bring your lunch because you're going to get educated, you're going to learn a lot and you're going to get a result. Hopefully it's going to be a good one. Good luck, Senator from Massachusetts. I yield the floor.
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Marc Ambinder is a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.