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"I understand Senator Quigley was really counting on that raise."
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'Congress presented its report on simplifying the tax code today - it's 4,385 pages long.'
"Meanwhile, across town, a cockroach awakens to find he's been turned into an NRA lobbyist."
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If I own the artist, I own his art as well!
'Are we there yet? Are we there yet? . ..'
This year, I'm buying him a seat in the legislature.
"Actually, my political philosophy is pretty simple: 'Practice Random Gridlock and Senseless Acts of Partisanship!'"
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'So we content, yer Honor, that this so-called law against armed robbery is just another 'government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults'...'
"Now we can begin our congressional hearings on excessive grandstanding at congressional hearings."
How Not To Do Conflict Resolution
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Bringing Home The Bacon
A political dust-up in parliament leads to a power vacuum in government.
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'Well, I guess they had the votes to override your veto after all, didn't they?'
'And if you want to investigate alternative courses of treatment, you're entitled to consult your pollster.'
'Politicians say they want us to have clean air, but all they give us is hot air.'
Bill for Stronger Fireworks.
"So, in the spirit of free enterprise, we lobbied Congress for a tariff that crushed our competitors."
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'On second thought, scratch that one about abortion.'
'More right-wing activism! - The Wyoming Legislature has just voted to make treason illegal in that state!'
'Sorry - the money you lost because of the 2011 legislature is not considered a natural disaster.'
Man sees capitol building: 'Truth, Justice, Reality TV'