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"Surely the realize that ethics laws just put us on the slippery slope of legislating morality."
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"Of course it would be a different story entirely if we could extract crude oil from stem cells."
"I don't think equal opportunities legislation covers beauty pageants."
'I prefer to call it the system of checks and balances in action, senator, not gridlock.'
New York approves gay marriage.
'It's easy! We've got to bribe more politicians to get better anti-corruption laws!'
New York gay marriage.
'As soon as gay marriage is legalised I'm divorcing you.'
'...But every once in a while...we manage to pass something!'
'I call it health I-Don't-Care reform.'
'Yikes! -- Well, I guess you can't please everybody.'
Bill for Stronger Fireworks.
"No wife of mine is going to legislate!"
'The 300 Spartans arrived... and blocked the legislation.'
"This bill has bi-partisan support. Time to load it up with impossible readers, amendments and attachments."
'We're your conscience. We're here to tell you which way to vote on the upcoming bill.'
Reality TV, or state surveillance? The ultimate expression of a signature television genre, or the logical conclusion of anti-terrorism legislation? Dirk searched for clues but the boundaries had blurred. No one was talking...
'We were just sitting around reminiscing about all the fleeting things in business...pensions, benefits, labor unions...'
The Desk Trays of the Coalition Government: In, U-turn and Out
'I'll never let that bill pass. It's as plain as the nose on my face.'
Photo ID for Voting: Your tax dollars at work.
'More right-wing activism! - The Wyoming Legislature has just voted to make treason illegal in that state!'
'Don't just sit there, people - revise, regulation, reinterpret!'
'It's best if you appear indecisive on how you'll vote on that bill, Senator...that'll keep the campaign contributions flowing from both sides.'