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Some thoughts for polling day

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 | 06:55 AM ET

I posted the following quote on my own blog this morning ... an observation from the American wit, Will Rogers: "Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do."

Cynical? Maybe.

Here are some other thoughts on elections, politics, etc., to consider on this, the long-awaited election day.

"Politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
- Charles de Gaulle

"Our people are slow to learn the wisdom of sending character instead of talent to Congress."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A week is a long time in politics."
- Harold Wilson

"In politics, you have no friends, only allies."
- John F. Kennedy

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."
- Moshe Dayan

"Politics is not the art of the possible; it is the art of making possible what is necessary."
- Jacques Chirac

"An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry."
- T.S. Eliot


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- John Gushue

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