"If you still want to belong to an organization dedicated to killing Americans, there's always the tobacco lobby."
"If you represent special interests, I can seat you immediately."
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"I own one plane, two yachts, four houses and five politicians."
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"Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman from Small Firearms yield the floor to the gentleman from the Big Tobacco?"
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"You can't please all the people all the time, so you might as well please the pharmaceutical lobby."
"Oh, those are the lobbyists who get us our government subsidies."
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"It's either this or a country run by lawyers."
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"So from now on, the rabbi, the priest and the minister all walk into a pharmacy, O.K.?"
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"How come you always take Amnesty International's side?"
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"You know you have my support on pork and beans, but where do you stand on chicken and dumplings?"
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"A very special interest to see you, Senator."
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"When you say campaign-finance reform, is that with or without an asterisk?"
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"Some of it is soft and some of it is hard, but the main thing is that all of it is money."
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"We may need a clearer message."
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"Please welcome Big Alcohol."
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Hunter looking at a deer wearing a sign saying "N.R.A. Member".
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"By golly, J.B., all that lobbying really paid off."
If the N.R.A. ran the D.O.T.
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Oilcoa Welcome Shareholders
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"I could run for office, but as a lobbyist, why would I want to give up all my power?"
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Buy a congressman
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"My lobbyist trumps your legal team."
"It's time to get politics out of money."
"Hey, Mr. Tax Bill. How do you become a law anyway?"
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