Quote of the Day
"Senators, with your kind permission, I would like to offer you some advice in the political realm.
"Eight years from now, one of you will have had a great success as the President of the United States. And you may want to continue in that office.
"If such be the case, please give me a call -- I have a friend here in New York who is an expert at arranging this kind of thing...."
"Senator Obama, after working to organize a community in the troubled South Side of Chicago, you are looking to move up to Washington DC -- which is, of course, the capital of our nation. It may be an encouragement for you to know that, after working to organize a community in the troubled South Side of Chicago -- St Leo's Catholic Church at 78th and Emerald -- I was able to move up even higher: to no less than New York City, the Capital of the World.
"And, Senator, I'm still here after eight years."
Archbishop of New York
63rd Al Smith Dinner
New York, 16 October 2008