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Eugene McCarthy
(1916-2005) born on
Mar 29
US politician, teacher. He was the Democratic senator from MN, 1958-70; presidential candidate 1968, 1976; best known for his stands on peace.
         
   
F
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it important.

R
It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
A
Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts.
N
The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is its inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to freedom.
K
The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "Chicago Tribune," 10 Sep 1978.
N: In "Time," 12 Feb 1979.
K: Attributed; in "The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations," by Stephen Donadio et al, 1992.
   


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