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"You can't legislate morality, thank heaven."
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"These days, I'm mostly just legislating from the couch."
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"Call it 'legislating from the bench,' if you will, but on this occasion I should like to repeal the First Amendment."
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'Ruddy european labelling legislation'
"Meanwhile, across town, a cockroach awakens to find he's been turned into an NRA lobbyist."
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"So Death, talk about job security! They legislate, you win."
"Actually, my political philosophy is pretty simple: 'Practice Random Gridlock and Senseless Acts of Partisanship!'"
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Will Legislate For Contributions
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'Hey, it's too nice a day to legislate indoors -- Let's go on a junket to Bermuda or someplace.'
'My proposed legislation is based on the concept that 'a rising tide lifts all boats.''
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"No wife of mine is going to legislate!"
"You can't legislate morality."
"I was in Congress, and they got me for 'legislating under the influence.'"
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'This appears to be ironclad legislation...but nothing that a few loopholes won't cure.'
'That's the last frivolous law suit I want to see any lawyer wearing in this court!'
'I'll never let that bill pass. It's as plain as the nose on my face.'
'Just think of one of these as enabling legislation for the golden rule.'
'Sorry - the money you lost because of the 2011 legislature is not considered a natural disaster.'
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'Maybe you can't legislate morality, but you can have a lot of fun trying.'
'Did you know that your lips move when you legislate?'
'More feel-good legislation?'