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Howard Dean hides the salami, and other insightful comments from the past year….�I think with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, you can’t play, you know, hide the salami or whatever it’s called.’Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean�One of our clients said to me a few months ago, “I miss the FDA.”‘Arnold & Porter partner Donald Beers on the new, less-aggressive Food and Drug Administration�As a private lawyer, I could bill $750 an hour, but I don’t.’Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, explaining his $600,000-plus salary�I told my son Michael growing up, “Look, if you do your homework really well, you can get a job where you can do homework the whole rest of your life.”‘Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, describing a conversation with his son about being a judge�When dinner is over, it won’t be her bones on the table.’Former American Bar Association President Martha Barnett, when asked whether her friend Harriet Miers would be “eaten alive” by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia if confirmed as a justice�He’s the glue that holds it all together. Just like in the United States there’s a consensus about the Constitution, at Patton Boggs there’s a consensus about Tom.’Garret Rasmussen, a former Patton Boggs partner, on firm heavyweight Tom Boggs�I always thought that Deep Throat talked like a lawyer.’William Gaines, an investigative reporter who led an investigation by journalism students into the identity of Deep Throat, revealed this year to be a former FBI official and not a lawyer�Compared to Miers, John Roberts had written the Encyclopedia Britannica.’Elliot Mincberg, legal director of People For the American Way, on failed Court nominee Harriet Miers‘You are the best governor ever.’Harriet Miers to former Texas Gov. George W. Bush�What do you smoke in them?’D.C. Councilman Marion Barry, asking about hookah pipes at a D.C. Council hearing where members debated exempting hookah bars from a citywide smoking ban�I think the administration is trying to dig themselves out of an enormous hole. I think it would be very difficult now for the commissions to have credibility.’Retired Army Gen. John Cooke, about the Pentagon’s tribunals to try suspected terrorists�It was time to take a more-leadership position.’Wallace “Gene” Shipp Jr. on finally becoming bar counsel at the D.C. Bar after 21 years as deputy bar counsel�Ever is a very strong word.’Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, asked if he had ever crossed the line of ethical behavior�I’m in your chair now, Diego, but if you were in my chair, what would you do?’What the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist would say when he asked for advice from his Dupont Circle barber, Diego D’Ambrosio, according to D’Ambrosio�Some might compare the filibuster to constipation, the cloture vote to a colonoscopy, and confirmation to, well, you get the point.’Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist�I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.’President George W. Bush after Hurricane Katrina

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