"I'm speechless. The quality of the people in this body is just outstanding, and I wish all of them stay here 'til they cast 15,000 votes."
-- Veteran Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., after being honored by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle Wednesday for being only the second senator in history to cast 15,000 votes. (The first, Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., reached the milestone in May.)
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