The environment around the U.S. Capitol is a rarefied mix of dehydrated tourists and highly starched power suits, and it's amazing the sort of hobnobbing you can catch in passing. Presented below are some 22 examples collected on Wednesday – statements uttered by real people working actual Capitol Hill jobs, and all within the space of just a couple of hours. (Statements were edited so as not to be identifiable.)
didn't know anything about Indian Affairs until this hearing.
still haven't defined what an energy bill is.
you want money? Do you want change? What do you want?
sorry, I just have to stay on top of some things that are happening.
don't agree with the cuts, but I think we're going to be better off the further
this bill gets through the process.
didn't work for me, but she always treated me like she did. It was cute.
not a park; it's a garden, a beautiful, private garden.
you see that she was crying in the meeting? She was starting to cry.
need to have an exit strategy.
of what I love about this job is that you and me can block off an entire
afternoon, lock the door and just figure this out.
got a dime holding up a dollar.
they have water? I don't want to be a brand guy.
didn't have an opportunity to get wired and coordinate what they were going to
always have somebody above you, even when you're in the top spot.
surprises me is how flustered and stunned they become when you fight them with
facts and rationality.
was good enough to cook him.
going to run for president some day.
back home is so excited for us.
things go wrong, there needs to be some accountability. They're getting away with
had a meeting with the mayor of Honolulu, who I love.
believe that there are evil spirits.
There's this horrible story about a Russian girl or whatever.