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Well, they didn't agree with that. On the other hand, when they walked out, they shook hands with me and they seemed to be smiling, and they said, “Well, we really enjoyed the discussion.” I must tell you: some of this can be very boring, and I do it at times just to stimulate myself. I get so bored listening to some Social Security problem that I've heard a thousand times. It's important to the person who's telling me about the problem, and I'm going to help that person, but there's a certain boring quality. So when you get something like that and you can really sock it to them, when it's a silly statement on their part, and particularly when there's an audience because there were other people in the room...


Other constituents waiting to talk to you.


Exactly, and they're listening and mentally they're applauding -- I can see by their faces. What I hate is hypocrisy. I think those three guys are hypocrites that came to see me.

Anyway that reputation has been built up in this neighborhood that I run in, where people know that I'm honest, that I have a certain courage in advancing positions, and I tell it to them. I tell them when I disagree with them. And so they elect me.

Then my community service: I'm probably the most community

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