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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.
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.

It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
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.
The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is its inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to freedom.
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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