Roll Call May, 20, 2002
DASCHLE WEIGHS FUTURE: LEADER SAYS READING LBJ BIOGRAPHY HAS REMINDED
HIM THAT 'EVERY DAY, THIS BODY MAKES HISTORY'
by Ed Henry and Mark Preston
Senate Majority Leader Thomas "...Daschle is currently reading
Master of the Senate, the third volume of Robert Caro's biography of
Lyndon Johnson, which covers Johnson's time as Senate Majority Leader, and suggested that the book is actually pushing him toward staying in the Senate past 2004 because it shows that he can have a potentially great impact on the country by staying in the chamber.
"'I think the thing you learn from reading that magnificent book is that every day, this body makes history, sometimes in big ways, sometime in small, but you make history,' said Daschle. 'Looking back at all the different fights, they have such an intrigue and drama to them, and I am sure that 20 or 30 or 50 years from now people will read with equal excitement the drama and intrigue of these days. To me it is just a reminder of what an honor and privilege it is to serve here and to know that you are part of history...there are time when you say -- especially in reading the Master of the Senate -- you think, 'My goodness, I am in the middle of one of the most exciting times in American history. How could you possibly walk away from that at this time?'"
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