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Now that's not much these days, considering what is being racked up for the Iraq war and the Fannie Mae debacle, but to paraphrase Everett Dirkson, a trillion here, a trillion there, pretty soon you're talking about real money.
Peak Energy 2008
The back of this egregious system of subordination and terrorism needed to be broken — thanks to the leadership of Democratic President Lyndon Johnson and Northern liberal Democrats, with the crucial support of congressional Republicans like Senator Everett Dirkson, and over the vociferous objection of Southern Democrats.
The Volokh Conspiracy » Advice to Rand Paul re: Civil Rights Act of 1964 2010
The moderate wing of the Republican party, once personified by people like Everett Dirkson, Milicent Fenwick and Nelson Rockefeller, is on its death bed.
Senator Bye 2009
Until the late nineteen-sixties, the the ideological direction of the Republican party was mostly navigated by clear-headed statesmen of the Everett Dirkson, Thomas Dewey variety - Rockefeller Republicans, as they were then called.
Senator Everett Dirkson, he of the silver tongue, was an inspiration as he spoke about the values or lack thereof of the motion in question.
Mr. Hoyer also lauds former GOP Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirkson, who in the 1960s "helped [President Johnson] and the majority Democrats achieve what he felt were worthwhile objectives."
As the late Everett Dirkson famously said, “A billion here, a billion there and pretty soon it starts to amount to real money”.
They certainly should be able to see that the modern Republican party has as much a chance of going back to the suprapartisan politics of Everett Dirkson as Arianna Huffington has of winning the California governorship.
If there was any Senator who could change another Senator's mind with a speech it was Everett Dirkson.
Barry Goldwater, Everett Dirkson, Bob Michel, Dwight Eisenhower all would be shocked and ashamed at what their party looks like now.
oroboros commented on the word Everett Dirkson
The "wizard of ooze".
January 24, 2010