From the Washington Post:
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is incredibly soft-spoken, has been a reporter’s nightmare for three years as the majority leader. You can’t hear him half the time, and you have to stick your digital recorder really close to him to pick up everything.
So, at yesterday’s leadership briefing, Reid starts by telling the assembled press he’s angry no one had asked what his New Year’s resolution was:
“I’m going to try to talk louder,” he said.
The press corps broke into loud applause.