"If you represent special interests, I can seat you immediately."
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"Gentlemen, it's time we gave some serious thought to the effects of global warming."
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"I keep my core beliefs written on my palm for easy reference."
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Thoughts about a comfort
After Dinner at the White House
The Washington Arbitrators
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"Senator, the American people, whom you often mention in your speeches, would like a word with you."
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"You can't please all the people all the time, so you might as well please the pharmaceutical lobby."
"It's nothing like that, Annie. I just want to start seeing women from other swing states for a while."
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"Harry lives inside a beltway all his own."
"Of course you know Congressman Beasley."
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"I may run, but first I want to toy with the electorate for a while."
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"O.K., who else is writing a book?"
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"We should lavish them with media attention when they pass a budget cooperatively, to reinforce good behavior."
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"On the other hand, it's great to be out of Washington!"
No Parking - Scandal or No Scandal
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"You've been around here longer than I have. What are 'congressional ethics'?"
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"We must root out corruption at the highest levels of government and make it look like it's happening at the lowest levels of government."
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Beltway Car Pool"Under the proposal, regional 'health alliances'—essentially, giant insurance-buying pools—would collect money from employers and individuals and in return offer them a variety of competing health plans. A national health board would control the alliances' budgets and prevent them from raising insurance premiums over a certain amount. Cool!"
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General Haseltine Crossing the Potomac to Testify
"It was a complete blowout – I lost my seat, my house, my car, my wife, and my season ticket to the Redskins."
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Washington Crossing the Delaware, Having Been Invited to Join the Faculty at Princeton
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"Someday, son, all my campaign funds will be yours."
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"All I know is she has unlimited access."
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"O.K., next we cut home-heating aid."