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William Faulkner: Speech Accepting the Nobel Prize in LiteratureI feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work -- a lifes work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before. So this award is only mine in trust. It will not be difficult to find a dedication for the money part of it commensurate with the purpose and significance of its origin. But I would like to do the same with the acclaim too, by using this moment as a pinnacle from which I might be listened to by the young men and women aly dedicated to the same anguish and travail, among whom is aly that one who will some day stand here where I am standing.Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it. There are no longer problems of the spirit. There is only the question: When will I be blown up? Because of this, the young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat.He must learn them again. He must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid; and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed -- love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice. Until he does so, he labors under a curse. He writes not of love but of lust, of defeats in which nobody loses anything of value, of victories without hope and, worst of all, without pity or compassion. His griefs grieve on no universal bones, leaving no scars. He writes not of the heart but of the glands.Until he relearns these things, he will write as though he stood among and watched the end of man. I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.The poetrsquo;s, the writers, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poets voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail. /201205/182153。

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT RECEPTION HONORING AMBASSADORSTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Well, I want to welcome all of you to the White House. Michelle and I are honored to host you here tonight; to get to know you, and to underscore the importance of cooperation between our nations.Diplomacy has always been critically important to all nations. But in many ways, it grows more important with each passing year, because the interconnectedness of our world means that in the 21st century, we cannot solve our problems until we solve them together. For centuries, diplomats have come together to discuss war and peace; commerce and exchange. But now, it is hard to think of an issue that matters to our people that does not depend in some way upon cooperation among nations -- health and education; energy and the environment; the arts and even athletics.And that's one reason why I came into office with a strong commitment to renew American diplomacy, and to start a new era of engagement with the world. This must be a moment when we engage on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect, so that we can build new partnerships for progress. And it is in that spirit that I welcome all of you here tonight.I’m also pleased that we’ve put together an extraordinary team to lead America's diplomacy. I have an extraordinary Secretary of State in Hillary Clinton. I’m so pleased to have Susan Rice, our talented Ambassador to the ed Nations, here with us tonight, as well as our outstanding Trade Representative, Ron Kirk. And I couldn’t be more proud of the job that American diplomats are doing around the world, as well.In the months and years ahead, I know that we are going to do important work with each of you. We will depend on you to connect us to your government, to help make progress on our common challenges, and to build bridges among our people.Of course, one of the wonderful things about America is that so much of the world is represented in our own cities and towns -- I think we likely have immigrants who have come to our shores from every country that is represented here tonight. In fact, my own hometown of Chicago is probably pretty close to being able to make that claim all by itself. (Laughter.) I hope that you all know that this fact guides our respect for different peoples, for different cultures, and for different countries. For here, in America, we see the capacity for people from all corners of the world to come together to advance their common dreams.Of course, I'm mindful that many of you have been in Washington longer than I have, so some of you aly know your way around. But whether you've been here for years, or whether this is your first time in the White House, I hope you feel welcome. I look forward to working together to advance the peace and prosperity of the people not only of the ed States but also people all around the world.So thank you very much. Have a wonderful evening. (Applause.) And we will see you soon. (Laughter.)07/79420。

THE PRESIDENT: Madam Speaker, Vice President Biden, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union. For 220 years, our leaders have fulfilled this duty. They've done so during periods of prosperity and tranquility. And they've done so in the midst of war and depression; at moments of great strife and great struggle.It's tempting to look back on these moments and assume that our progress was inevitable -– that America was always destined to succeed. But when the Union was turned back at Bull Run, and the Allies first landed at Omaha Beach, victory was very much in doubt. When the market crashed on Black Tuesday, and civil rights marchers were beaten on Bloody Sunday, the future was anything but certain. These were the times that tested the courage of our convictions, and the strength of our union. And despite all our divisions and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, America prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation, as one people. Again, we are tested. And again, we must answer history's call.One year ago, I took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse, and a government deeply in debt. Experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. So we acted -– immediately and aggressively. And one year later, the worst of the storm has passed.But the devastation remains. One in 10 Americans still cannot find work. Many businesses have shuttered. Home values have declined. Small towns and rural communities have been hit especially hard. And for those who'd aly known poverty, life has become that much harder.This recession has also compounded the burdens that America's families have been dealing with for decades –- the burden of working harder and longer for less; of being unable to save enough to retire or help kids with college. So I know the anxieties that are out there right now. They're not new. These struggles are the reason I ran for President. These struggles are what I've witnessed for years in places like Elkhart, Indiana; Galesburg, Illinois. I hear about them in the letters that I each night. The toughest to are those written by children -– asking why they have to move from their home, asking when their mom or dad will be able to go back to work.For these Americans and so many others, change has not come fast enough. Some are frustrated; some are angry. They don't understand why it seems like bad behavior on Wall Street is rewarded, but hard work on Main Street isn't; or why Washington has been unable or unwilling to solve any of our problems. They're tired of the partisanship and the shouting and the pettiness. They know we can't afford it. Not now. So we face big and difficult challenges. And what the American people hope -– what they deserve -– is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences; to overcome the numbing weight of our politics. For while the people who sent us here have different backgrounds, different stories, different beliefs, the anxieties they face are the same. The aspirations they hold are shared: a job that pays the bills; a chance to get ahead; most of all, the ability to give their children a better life. You know what else they share? They share a stubborn resilience in the face of adversity. After one of the most difficult years in our history, they remain busy building cars and teaching kids, starting businesses and going back to school. They're coaching Little League and helping their neighbors. One woman wrote to me and said, "We are strained but hopeful, struggling but encouraged." It's because of this spirit -– this great decency and great strength -– that I have never been more hopeful about America's future than I am tonight. (Applause.) Despite our hardships, our union is strong. We do not give up. We do not quit. We do not allow fear or division to break our spirit. In this new decade, it's time the American people get a government that matches their decency; that embodies their strength. (Applause.) And tonight, tonight I'd like to talk about how together we can deliver on that promise. It begins with our economy. Our most urgent task upon taking office was to shore up the same banks that helped cause this crisis. It was not easy to do. And if there's one thing that has unified Democrats and Republicans, and everybody in between, it's that we all hated the bank bailout. I hated it -- (applause.) I hated it. You hated it. It was about as popular as a root canal. (Laughter.) But when I ran for President, I promised I wouldn't just do what was popular -– I would do what was necessary. And if we had allowed the meltdown of the financial system, unemployment might be double what it is today. More businesses would certainly have closed. More homes would have surely been lost. So I supported the last administration's efforts to create the financial rescue program. And when we took that program over, we made it more transparent and more accountable. And as a result, the markets are now stabilized, and we've recovered most of the money we spent on the banks. (Applause.) Most but not all.To recover the rest, I've proposed a fee on the biggest banks. (Applause.) Now, I know Wall Street isn't keen on this idea. But if these firms can afford to hand out big bonuses again, they can afford a modest fee to pay back the taxpayers who rescued them in their time of need. (Applause.)Now, as we stabilized the financial system, we also took steps to get our economy growing again, save as many jobs as possible, and help Americans who had become unemployed. That's why we extended or increased unemployment benefits for more than 18 million Americans; made health insurance 65 percent cheaper for families who get their coverage through COBRA; and passed 25 different tax cuts.Now, let me repeat: We cut taxes. We cut taxes for 95 percent of working families. (Applause.) We cut taxes for small businesses. We cut taxes for first-time homebuyers. We cut taxes for parents trying to care for their children. We cut taxes for 8 million Americans paying for college. (Applause.)I thought I'd get some applause on that one. (Laughter and applause.)As a result, millions of Americans had more to spend on gas and food and other necessities, all of which helped businesses keep more workers. And we haven't raised income taxes by a single dime on a single person. Not a single dime. (Applause.)Because of the steps we took, there are about two million Americans working right now who would otherwise be unemployed. (Applause.) Two hundred thousand work in construction and clean energy; 300,000 are teachers and other education workers. Tens of thousands are cops, firefighters, correctional officers, first responders. (Applause.) And we're on track to add another one and a half million jobs to this total by the end of the year.The plan that has made all of this possible, from the tax cuts to the jobs, is the Recovery Act. (Applause.) That's right -– the Recovery Act, also known as the stimulus bill. (Applause.) Economists on the left and the right say this bill has helped save jobs and avert disaster. But you don't have to take their word for it. Talk to the small business in Phoenix that will triple its workforce because of the Recovery Act. Talk to the window manufacturer in Philadelphia who said he used to be skeptical about the Recovery Act, until he had to add two more work shifts just because of the business it created. Talk to the single teacher raising two kids who was told by her principal in the last week of school that because of the Recovery Act, she wouldn't be laid off after all. There are stories like this all across America. And after two years of recession, the economy is growing again. Retirement funds have started to gain back some of their value. Businesses are beginning to invest again, and slowly some are starting to hire again. But I realize that for every success story, there are other stories, of men and women who wake up with the anguish of not knowing where their next paycheck will come from; who send out resumes week after week and hear nothing in response. That is why jobs must be our number-one focus in 2010, and that's why I'm calling for a new jobs bill tonight. (Applause.) Now, the true engine of job creation in this country will always be America's businesses. (Applause.) But government can create the conditions necessary for businesses to expand and hire more workers. 201001/95774。

本文本暂无音频President and Mrs. Bush Attend 2008 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree Ceremony THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Mr. Secretary, thank you for the introduction and thank you for the warm welcome. Laura and I are pleased to welcome all of you here for one of Washington's great traditions, the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.Santa, thank you for finally showing up. (Laughter.) I know you've come a long way. After all, you do live in the North Pole. You may have heard that Laura and I are going to have plenty of time next year. (Laughter.) So we look forward to returning the favor. The problem is we're going to be short on an airplane. (Laughter.) Have you got an extra sleigh? (Laughter.)I welcome the members of my Cabinet; the administration and their families; members of Congress and their families; Vin Cipolla; Mary Bomar, the Director of the National Park Service -- (applause) -- Peggy O'Dell, Regional Director, National Capital Region of the National Park Service. (Applause.) And all the National Park Service employees, we thank you for your dedication and work. (Applause.)Laura and I are thrilled to be here with our dear friend, Reverend Luis León. All the entertainers -- thank you for being here. You were fabulous tonight. We appreciate your performance. (Applause.) We especially welcome the folks from Enterprise, Alabama. (Applause.) And we thank the School Choir for showing the determination and grit of some really fine people.We want to thank all the volunteers who designed and created the ornaments for our state trees.Today we celebrate the 85th anniversary of the National Christmas Tree lighting. In times of calm, and in times of challenge, Americans have gathered for this ceremony. The simple story we remember during the season speaks to every generation. It is the story of a humble birth in a quiet town, and the story of one life that changed millions more. For two millennia, the story of Christmas has brought joy to families, comfort to communities, and hope to hearts around the world.During Christmas we celebrate the blessings of the season, and the blessings that surround us every day. And the greatest of these blessings is freedom -- the Almighty's gift to every man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth. (Applause.)And today, we give thanks to the brave men and women who protect the American people by defending freedom around the world. (Applause.) Over the past eight years, my greatest honor as President has been serving as Commander-in-Chief of the finest military ever known. (Applause.)Our men and women in uniform have stepped forward to defend our nation during a time of war. They serve with courage and with honor, and they've made incredible sacrifices. Many of them will spend this Christmas stationed in distant lands, far from the families they love. Yet they're never far from our thoughts, and they are always in our prayers. America honors their service, and we are grateful to the sacrifice of the families who stand by their side. (Applause.)Some of those families are with us tonight, and Laura and I are pleased to be joined by Kayleigh Kepler and Lindsey Van Horn. Lindsey's dad is in Baghdad. Kayleigh's dad will deploy to Iraq next year. Kayleigh and Lindsey, America is safer because of your dads, and moms and dads across America who have stepped forward to defend our country.And now I'm going to ask Kayleigh and Lindsey to get up here with Laura -- to please come up with Laura -- (laughter) -- and help us light this beautiful tree.Everybody join -- five, four, three, two, one! (Applause.)参考中文翻译:布什总统:谢谢。感谢部长的介绍和你们热情的接待。劳拉和我非常高兴,欢迎所有人参加这个美国盛大的传统,圣诞树灯光启动。也非常感谢圣诞老人的出席。我知道你千里迢迢的赶到这里,毕竟你住在北极。你一定听说了劳拉和我明年时间充裕,所以你期待明年我们能亲临北极。问题是,到时候我们没有直升机了。你有没有多余的雪橇呢?欢迎我的内阁成员,欢迎管理人员和他们的家人,欢迎国会成员和他们的家人……感谢国家公园务的员工,感谢他们的奉献和工作。能够和我们亲爱的朋友Reverend Luis León在一起,我们非常激动。所有的演艺人员——非常感谢你们来到这里。今夜你们的表演时非常精的。感谢你们的演出。我们还要特别欢迎来自阿拉巴马的Enterprise。我们感谢School唱诗班,他们向我们展现了一些好心人的决心。感谢那些为我们的圣诞树设计和创造了装饰品的志愿者们。今天我们庆祝国家圣诞树灯光启动仪式85周年。这这个平静的时代,在这个充满挑战的时代,美国人齐聚一堂,欢庆审单数灯光移动仪式。关于圣诞节的这个简单的故事世代相传。这个故事讲的是,在一个宁静的小城镇,一个卑微的生命降生,一个人的生命改变了数百万人的生命。两千年来,圣诞节的故事给家庭带来欢乐,给社区带来和谐,给世界带来希望。在圣诞节期间,我们庆祝节日的祝福,也庆祝每天环绕着我们的祝福。其中最伟大的就是自由——万能的上帝赐给地球上的每一个人的礼物,不论男女老幼。今天,我们感谢那些在世界各地保护美国人民,捍卫自由的勇敢的人。在过去的八年里,我作为总统最大的荣耀就是任职最伟大的军队的总司令。我们的军队在战争时期前赴后继,他拥有无比巨大的勇气和荣誉,他们也做出了难以置信的牺牲。其中许多人要在远离家人的异国他乡度过圣诞节。但是,我们永远都想念他们,每天都为他们祈祷。美国以他们为荣,也感谢那些持他们的家人的家人所做的牺牲。其中有一些军属今晚也和我们在一起,劳拉和我很高兴Kayleigh Kepler和Lindsey Van Horn能够来到现场。Lindsey的爸爸现在远在巴格达,Kayleigh的爸爸明年将要被派往伊拉克。Kayleigh和Lindsey,由于你们的父亲,由于全国各地的父母们前赴后继保卫国家,美国更加安全。现在我邀请Kayleigh和Lindsey上来,和劳拉一起——请和劳拉一起——帮助我们点亮漂亮的圣诞树。200812/58076。

#CO~57yK__1Oez3uV%|P,bUf2mia6iGR;cUS,This is not a distant threat. It is a present danger. The rate of infection is increasing fastest among women and children. Largely unknown a decade ago, AIDS is the third leading killer of young adult Americans today. But it wont be third for long, because unlike other diseases, this one travels. Adolescents donrsquo;t give each other cancer or heart disease because they believe they are in love, but HIV is different; and we have helped it along. We have killed each other with our ignorance, our prejudice, and our silence.We may take refuge in our stereotypes, but we cannot hide there long, because HIV asks only one thing of those it attacks. Are you human? And this is the right question. Are you human? Because people with HIV have not entered some alien state of being. They are human. They have not earned cruelty, and they do not deserve meanness. They dont benefit from being isolated or treated as outcasts. Each of them is exactly what God made: a person; not evil, deserving of our judgment; not victims, longing for our pity -- people, y for support and worthy of compassion.My call to you, my Party, is to take a public stand, no less compassionate than that of the President and Mrs. Bush. They have embraced me and my family in memorable ways. In the place of judgment, they have shown affection. In difficult moments, they have raised our spirits. In the darkest hours, I have seen them reaching not only to me, but also to my parents, armed with that stunning grief and special grace that comes only to parents who have themselves leaned too long over the bedside of a dying child.ISqG2#A@Z(e(*AtRGH#YsSDXlptSQYo+q;(_Qk1AuF^j0cP1cpl2^166336。

As we reach toward our hopes, our task is to build on what has gone before--not turning away from the old, but turning toward the new.追寻希望的过程中,我们的根基始于过去,不能摒弃过去,更要努力创造新事物。In this past third of a century, government has passed more laws, spent more money, initiated more programs, than in all our previous history.在过去的三分之一世纪里,政府所通过的法律,所花费的钱财,以及所发起的项目,均超过以往历史的总和。In pursuing our goals of full employment, better housing, excellence in education; in rebuilding our cities and improving our rural areas;我们要实现充分就业,改善居住条件,达到优质教育的目标;重建城市和改进乡村地区;in protecting our environment and enhancing the quality of life in all these and more, we will and must press urgently forward.保护环境,提高生活质量,在所有这一切以及更多的方面,我们将要而且必须励精图治,一往直前。We shall plan now for the day when our wealth can be transferred from the destruction of war abroad to the urgent needs of our people at home.总有一天,我们用于国外毁灭性战争的财富将会转用于满足国内人民的迫切需要。现在我们就应当为这一天的到来做好准备。The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep.But we are approaching the limits of what government alone can do.美国梦不会降临于那些沉睡不醒的人们中间。 然而,我们正在接近政府单独作为的极限。Our greatest need now is to reach beyond government, and to enlist the legions of the concerned and the committed.现在的当务之急乃是突破政府的局限,去争取众多利益所关和乐于献身的人们的持。What has to be done, has to be done by government and people together or it will not be done at all.对于必须完成的事情,当由政府和人民同心协力,方可有成,否则将劳而无功。The lesson of past agony is that without the people we can do nothing; with the people we can do everything.过去的惨痛经历使我们懂得,离开人民我们就一事无成,与人民在一起,我们就无往而不胜。To match the magnitude of our tasks, we need the energies of our people enlisted not only in grand enterprises,我们的事业宏伟壮丽,因而我们需要人民的力量。我们调动人民不仅是为了投身于宏图大业,but more importantly in those small, splendid efforts that make headlines in the neighborhood newspaper instead of the national journal.更加重要的是从事琐碎而光夺目的工作,这些工作通常不会成为全国性报刊的头条新闻,而只出现于社区性报纸的头版头条。With these, we can build a great cathedral of the spirit--each of us raising it one stone at a time, as he reaches out to his neighbor, helping, caring, doing.借此我们就能建造一座宏伟的精神殿堂,我们每个人只要向自己的邻人援之以手,帮助和爱护他人,并且努力工作,就在为这座殿堂添砖加瓦。I do not offer a life of uninspiring ease. I do not call for a life of grim sacrifice.生活不是无趣,不是牺牲。I ask you to join in a high adventure one as rich as humanity itself, and as exciting as the times we live in.我要请你加入到这项伟大的事业中,惊奇充实。02/437813。

mp4 视频下载 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND BEN BERNANKE AT THE NOMINATION OF BEN BERNANKE FOR CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL RESERVEOak Bluffs School Filing CenterOak Bluffs, Massachusetts8:55 A.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I apologize for interrupting the relaxing that I told all of you to do, but I have an important announcement to make concerning the Federal Reserve.The man next to me, Ben Bernanke, has led the Fed through one of the worst financial crises that this nation and the world has ever faced. As an expert on the causes of the Great Depression, I'm sure Ben never imagined that he would be part of a team responsible for preventing another. But because of his background, his temperament, his courage, and his creativity, that's exactly what he has helped to achieve. And that is why I am re-appointing him to another term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.Ben approached a financial system on the verge of collapse with calm and wisdom; with bold action and out-of-the-box thinking that has helped put the brakes on our economic freefall. Almost none of the decisions that he or any of us made have been easy. The actions we've taken to stabilize our financial system, to repair our credit markets, restructure our auto industry, and pass a recovery package have all been steps of necessity, not choice. They've faced plenty of critics, some of whom argued that we should stay the course or do nothing at all. But taken together, this "bold, persistent experimentation" has brought our economy back from the brink. They're steps that are working. Our recovery plan has put tax cuts in people's pockets, extended health care and unemployment insurance to those who have borne the brunt of this recession, and is continuing to save and create jobs that otherwise would have been lost. Our auto industry is showing signs of life. Business investment is showing signs of stabilizing. Our housing market and credit markets have been saved from collapse.Of course, as I've said before, we are a long way away from completely healthy financial systems and a full economic recovery. And I will not let up until those Americans who are looking for jobs can find them; until qualified businesses, large and small, who need capital to grow can find loans at a rate they can afford; and until all responsible mortgage-holders can stay in their homes. That's why we need Ben Bernanke to continue the work he's doing, and that's why I've said that we cannot go back to an economy based on overleveraged banks, inflated profits, and maxed-out credit cards.For even as we've taken steps to rescue our financial system and our economy, we must now work to rebuild a new foundation for growth and prosperity. We have to build an economy that works for every American, and one that leads the world in innovation, in investments, and in experts -- exports.Part of that foundation has to be a financial regulatory system that ensures we never face a crisis like this again. We've aly seen how lax enforcement and weak regulation can lead to enormous wealth for a few and enormous pain for everybody else. And that's why even though there is some resistance on Wall Street from those who would prefer to keep things the way they are, we will pass the reforms necessary to protect consumers, investors, and the entire financial system. And we will continue to maintain a strong and independent Federal Reserve.We will also keep working towards the reform of a health insurance system whose costs and discriminatory practices are bankrupting our families, our businesses, and our government. We will continue to build a clean energy economy that creates the jobs and industries of the future within our borders. And we will give our children and our workers the skills and training they need to compete for these jobs in the 21st century.Much like the decisions we've made so far, the steps we take to build this new foundation will not be easy. Change never is. As Ben and I both know, it comes with debate and disagreement and resistance from those who prefer the status quo. And that's all right, because that's how democracy is supposed to work. But no matter how difficult change is, we will pursue it relentlessly because it is absolutely necessary to lift this country up and create an economy that leads to good jobs, broad growth, and a future our children can count on. That's what we're here to do, and that's what we will continue to do in the months ahead. So I want to congratulate Ben on the work that he's done so far, wish him continued success in the hard work that he has before him. Thank you so much, Ben.CHAIRMAN BERNANKE: Thank you, Mr. President. I'd like to express my gratitude to President Obama for the confidence he's shown in me with this nomination, and for his unwavering support for a strong and independent Federal Reserve.It has been a particular privilege for me to serve with the extraordinary colleagues throughout the Federal Reserve System. They have demonstrated remarkable resourcefulness, dedication, and stamina under trying conditions. Through the long nights and weekends and the time away from their families, they have never lost sight of the critical importance of the work of the Fed for the economic well-being of all Americans. I am deeply grateful for their efforts.I especially want to thank my own family -- my wife Anna and our children, Joel and Alyssa. Without their support and sacrifice, I could not undertake this task.The Federal Reserve, like other economic policymakers, has been challenged by the unprecedented events of the past few years. We have been bold or deliberate as circumstances demanded, but our objective remains constant: to restore a more stable financial and economic environment in which opportunity can again flourish and in which Americans' hard work and creativity can receive their proper rewards.Mr. President, I commit today to you and to the American people that, if confirmed by the Senate, I will work to the utmost of my abilities -- with my colleagues at the Federal Reserve and alongside the Congress and the administration -- to help provide a solid foundation for growth and prosperity in an environment of price stability.Thank you, sir.THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Great job.CHAIRMAN BERNANKE: Thank you.END 9:01 A.M. EDT08/82551。