Notable Quotable

November 27, 2007|By McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

We began questioning why Democrats and Republicans could have spirited but respectful competitions in the members' gym, but as soon as we left the gym and went to the floor of the House, we resembled an elementary school auditorium that had run amok."

- REP. STEVE ISRAEL, New York Democrat, explains why he and other lawmakers founded the Center Aisle Caucus, which promotes civil debate in Congress

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