Quotes of Note

"Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. has no tolerance for illegal immigrants, either in his political life or personal life….A bipartisan irritant from a state nowhere near the Mexican border, he has outsize influence on the fate of the country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants…. He is commonly described as 'prickly,' 'cantankerous' and 'unpleasant… .One could dismiss him as something of a cartoon , except that Mr. Sensenbrenner has been a feared and vital character in some defining political dramas, like the Clinton impeachment, the passage of the USA Patriot Act and the current legislative donnybrook over immigration, an issue that he calls his toughest in nearly four decades of public life.”

Mark Leibovich
July 11 profile of Sensenbrenner
New York Times

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