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Quotes of the Day for 8 November 2001 – Election

On Monday I felt obliged to bang the "Good Citizen" gong, choosing quotes to encourage you to participate in your local elections on Tuesday. You probably expected my cynical side to demand equal time now that the votes have been cast, I wouldn't dream of disappointing you.

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The quotes:

Californians seem to understand that government's major function is to entertain. No matter who is elected, the politicos end up swindling us, wasting our tax money on pork-barrel projects. The only way to reclaim at least some of that lost money is to elect politicians who put on a good show.
     - Orange County Register

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.
     - Prince Otto von Bismarck

The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.
     - Joseph Stalin, 1879 - 1953

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.
     - Art Spander

And I always voted at my party's call,
And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
     - Sir William S. Gilbert, H.M.S. Pinafore


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