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Americans don't want leadership. They want alchemy.


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He's nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of one's nastiness does not make one nice.



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Anything that keeps a politician humble is healthy for democracy.



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If hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue, piousness is virtue paying tribute to itself.



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