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Seeking Hyde


Here’s Vice President Cheney, from a tribute to Henry Hyde last year:

You can spend a lifetime in politics, and encounter only a few people of Henry’s caliber. He’s the rare member who can bring the House to silence merely by stepping to the well. It doesn’t make a difference whether you’re Republican or Democrat — when Henry Hyde begins to speak you don’t want to miss a word. You know you’re going to hear something persuasive and moving, historically literate, intellectually honest.