"We'll probably vote for the least qualified candidate. We have no judgment skills."
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"O.K., the third of July is out. How about the fourth?"
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"That's an excellent prescreened question, but before I give you my stock answer I'd like to try to disarm everyone with a carefully rehearsed joke."
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Wilson: The Appearance of Integrity
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"Use diplomacy. If that fails, you could try force."
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"Anybody who doesn't like our one-party system can go to Russia!"
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"Thank you, sir. I see you're not hopelessly liberal."
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"If you represent special interests, I can seat you immediately."
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"My fellow victims. . . "
"If I become President, I'm not giving any of my schoolfriends jobs."
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"My bill isn't terribly controversial. It would provide modest tax breaks for people who don't really need them."
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"I've made my fortune, and now it's time for me to run for office and consolidate it."
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Republicans & Constitution
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"Hey, the Constitution isn't engraved in stone."
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"There is no justice in the world."
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"Put simply, the mission is to discover a potential enemy who could justify our three-hundred-billion-dollar defense budget."
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"Gentlemen, it's time we gave some serious thought to the effects of global warming."
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"But how do you know for sure you've got power unless you abuse it?"
The Think Tank
"I hate to say it, but Gore appears to be a regular sort of chap, after all."
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"Did you join the testimony-of-the-month club?"
"But Moses, if I let your people go I'll have to let everybody's people go."
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"I keep my core beliefs written on my palm for easy reference."
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"Mr. Bush, this is Vytautas Landsbergis, in Vilnius. Guess what."
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"Look, we've got to improve our voter-tracking algorithms if we want to make more accurate wild-ass guesses."
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