"Before you connect any more dots, you should know that all the dots have been repurposed."
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"Hey, the Constitution isn't engraved in stone."
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"I guess we'd be considered a family. We're living together, we love each other, and we haven't eaten the children yet."
"I'm afraid the trip is off—our government is cracking down on illegal aliens."
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"Did you bring a duplicate copy of your 'Times' obit with you?"
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"The only solution I can see is to hold a series of long and costly hearings in order to put off finding a solution."
"Very scary, Jennifer—does anyone else have an H.M.O. horror story?"
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"No matter who's in office, the political landscape stays the same."
"Under new business: Peterson, at Hammond Point Beach, reports that a person in the water is flailing about and calling for help. Peterson wants to know what action, if any, he should take."
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"It's not enough to write 'Megabucks' on your return, Mr. Clacton. You're supposed to tell us how many."
"I have a brief statement, a clarification, and two denials."
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"The way I see it, the Constitution cuts both ways. The First Amendment gives you the right to say what you want, but the Second Amendment gives me the right to shoot you for it."
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"Why didn't you bring a cardigan or lightweight jacket?"
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"There's nobody in right now. They're all out looking for hanky-panky."
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"Your signature, Your Majesty, as well as your driver's license and a major credit card."
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"I blame the Clinton Administration."
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"Well, all your good deeds appear to be in order - now all that's left is the cavity search."
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"The receptionist will see you now."
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"We need to talk - let's have conversation No. 52A."
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A Born Politician
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"Does anyone know C.P.A.?"
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"Come closer, Leroux - I like to work with my hands."
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"Brightening the lives of passersby without a license, Your Honor."
"I pronounce you guilty as charged and wife."
A classroom full of young children; a schedule board in the background lists the day's activities which include: circle time, art fun, snack and S.A.T. prep.
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