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Whatever happened to....................

.....the phrase "these Senators" use on the Senate floor - "My
distinguished Colleague" - during the campaign ?

Watching the partisanship harden in Congress, I've come to believe
candidates ONLY when they say "I'm going to fight for you". It seems
that's all they do, once elected, is fight to maintain a "Party" line.

I wonder if I could have any confidence if they started saying "they
were "going to work for me ?

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(NT) Fighting is one promise that's always kept.

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(NT) unless they bring back the draft

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My favourite political exchange from the 19th Century

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regrettably from the English Parliament but recorded in Hansard its official record.

"Sir, you will die either of foul disease or upon the gallows."

"That depends, Sir, upon whether I embrace your mistress, or your Principles."

Winston Churchill in 1946 on the Labour Prime Minister Clement Atlee: "He is a sheep in sheep's clothing."

"Everything old is new again" ? either Kander and Ebb, or Bob Fosse.

Rob

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