The Day I Went to the Filibuster

SENATOR BARBARA BOXER: With all due respect, Mr. Chairman, the nomination of Patty Marx for the position of Assistant to the Associate Deputy Secretary for Transportation is unalloyed lunacy.

[APPLAUSE IN THE ASSEMBLY]

SENATOR BOXER: The nominee has testified that she does not even wear a seat belt. Can anyone in this committee room give me a reason she should be confirmed?

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: Senator, asking a question is a cheap shot.

PATTY MARX: Mr. Chairman, I know nobody called on me, but I think I had better let you know that I never went after this position. I thought I was mailing...

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