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"I've always said a congressman should ride across country."

[John] Madden, lolling in the front seat with his feet on the windshield, nods at the colors.

"People pay money to see scenes like this," he says. "You only get to see America driving through places like Nebraska for eight hours.

"This is seeing our country. I've always said a congressman should ride across country. Not drive, because you can't see when you drive, you have to ride. You have to be a witness to America."

"John Madden: America's biggest commuter," by Paul Bannister, Bankrate.com, December 9, 2003

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Posted September 27, 2008 10:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye

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