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American Senator (VVI), b.1915
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“He knows the tax code as thoroughly as the pope knows the Lord's Prayer”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I have spent my career trying to get Congressmen to spend the people's money as if it were their own. But I have failed.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The last few years have been my happiest. I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don't feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The biggest danger for a politician is to shake hands with a man who is physically stronger, has been drinking and is voting for the other guy.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Move over, $7,000 coffeepots! Stand aside, $400 hammers! We now have the $792 doormat!”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The limousine is the ultimate ego trip, the supreme sign of success. It shouts: "Hey, this guy is really and truly Mr Big."”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The poor taxpayer may wipe his shoes on a $3 doormat when he goes home, but not the Navy. It is, damn the cost, full feet ahead on a doormat you would be ashamed to get muddy.”

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