"I keep my core beliefs written on my palm for easy reference."
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"O.K., who else is writing a book?"
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"You've been around here longer than I have. What are 'congressional ethics'?"
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"Someday, son, all my campaign funds will be yours."
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'In Rather Than Out' and 'Out Rather Than In'
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"The problem is to get rid of the perception that we receive perks but not get rid of the perks."
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"Still, you've got to applaud the transparency."
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"Where there's smoke, there's mirrors."
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Sorting Papers Into One Of Two Baskets: 'Waffle' and 'Pander'
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"One no-trump. Oh, please, God, no Trump."
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"Do you take dark money?"
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"Doesn't it bother you that somewhere down the line we may get indicted or convicted of something?"
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"It's the never-ending struggle between the State Department and the Department of Defense."
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