Quotation by Calvin Coolidge

At first I intended to become a student of the Senate rules and I did learn much about them, but I soon found that the Senate had but one fixed rule, subject to exceptions of course, which was to the effect that the Senate would do anything it wanted to do whenever it wanted to do it.
Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933), U.S. president. Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, ch. 4, Cosmopolitan Book Co. (1931).

The vice president presides over the U.S. Senate.
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