Chris Matthews, this morning:
"At 11 this morning, Senator Hillary Clinton of New York will also take the floor to say goodbye. That'll be an emotional moment because everyone knows Hillary Clinton earned that Senate seat and very much loves that place. In fact, is loved a lot in the Senate. She has really become one of the members of that Senate club."
Of course, some people haven't always been clear on that. Chris Matthews, for one. Last January, Matthews said of Clinton: "[T]he reason she's a U.S. senator, the reason she's a candidate for president, the reason she may be a front-runner is her husband messed around."