"I'm sorry, sir, but I don't believe you know us well enough to call us the Fed."
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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."
"We're ready to begin the next phase of keeping things exactly the way they are."
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"No matter who's in office, the political landscape stays the same."
"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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"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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"I pronounce you guilty as charged and wife."
"It's always cozy in here. We're insulated by layers of bureaucracy."
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"Then it is agreed. The problem's not our fault, because the country's run by low-level bureaucrats."
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Caution Confusing Signage Ahead.
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"If there's anything more we can do for you, don't hesitate to fill out the proper forms."
"Look, if you can't stand the Byzantine intrigue, perhaps you should get out of the cabal."
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"I'm sorry, sir, but if you weren't wearing clean underwear we automatically deny your claim."
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"Push the paper, Sean. Never pull."
Misunderstood Explanation of Benefits
"Don't sit there. Everyone who's ever sat there has died of boredom."
"Sorry, bub. You're not database."
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"You do have good ideas, Philips, but around here we don't rush wildly ahead and do any damned thing just because it happens to be a good idea."
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A woman reads a book entitled "How to Deal with Bureaucracy Vol. 247".
"Sorry, but I don't do stitches anymore. All stitches are now handled by Local 405 over at Bellevue."
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"This meeting was called in order to discuss the meat. It has been pointed out that there is no more meat. A motion has been made to fight over the bones."