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"'Politics' is made up of two words. 'Poli,' which is Greek for 'many,' and 'tics,' which are bloodsucking insects."  (Gore Vidal)

"Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy."  (Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th US President)

"Bush feels that on September 11th he was anointed by God. He's leading the U.S. and the world toward a vicious circle of escalating violence ... America, under Bush, is a danger to the world. And I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is."  (George Soros, Hungarian philanthropist)

"George Bush in his radio addresses a couple of weeks ago, he continues to repeat that the U.S., I'm quoting him, 'saved the world from a tyrant, who was developing weapons of mass destruction, and cultivating ties to terror.' Well, you know, nobody believes that, including his speechwriter, but they know something else. They know that if you keep repeating a lie long and loud enough, and nobody takes you to account for it, it will become truth."  (Noam Chomsky, Chomsky on Iraq, War Profiteers and the Media, 12/26/2003)

"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."  (Charles DeGaulle)

"If nominated I will not run. If elected I will not serve."  (General William Tecumseh Sherman)

"If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, 'I don't want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the trial lawyers' ... if they don't have the guts, I call them girlie men."  (Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Governor of California, referring to certain Democrat lawmakers, July 2004)

"If your heart is in the right place and you have good taste, not only will you pass muster in politics, you are destined for it. If you are modest and do not lust after power, not only are you suited to politics, you absolutely belong there."  (Václav Havel)

"Keep your heart a desert."  (Benito Mussolini, personal secret to political success)

"One of the rules of journalism - I don’t know exactly how it got established, but it’s held with absolute consistency - is that when you mention George [W.] Bush’s name in an article, the headline has to speak of his vision and the article has to talk about his dreams. Maybe there will be a photograph of him right next to it peering into the distance."  (Noam Chomsky, Monthly Review, May 2003)

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