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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 09:15 PM
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'Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!' Stevenson called back 'That's not enough,
madam, we need a majority!'


For some reason, that quote has popped into by head tonight.
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rusty_parts2001 Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 09:34 PM
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1. Good one!
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 11:36 PM
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2. I can maybe sorta guess why. But then I'd be accused of not appreciating elite "humor". (nt)
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 11:38 PM
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3. Me too.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 12:59 AM
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4. Heh.
:D
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 06:21 AM
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5. kick
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crankychatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 06:59 AM
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6. I love that guy NT - k/r
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 10:20 PM
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7. i read that as "stevens" at first
and didn't get it. hahahha

but i agree, i think people are stupid. it's not just people who tune in to Rush and Fox either.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 10:26 PM
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8. by odd coincidence I posted an OP about Stevenson and had
referred to him a a Senator. Replies informing me of my error brought me to his wikipedia



Here is the exact quote and one that's even better


Stevenson's wit was legendary. During one of Stevenson's presidential campaigns, allegedly, a supporter told him that he was sure to "get the vote of every thinking man" in the U.S., to which Stevenson is said to have replied, "Thank you, but I need a majority to win."

On another campaign occasion, he was somewhat rudely introduced at a Houston Baptist convention in the following way: "Gov. Stevenson, we want to make it clear you are here as a courtesy because Dr. Norman Vincent Peale has instructed us to vote for your opponent." Stevenson stepped to the podium and quipped, "Speaking as a Christian, I find the Apostle Paul appealing and the Apostle Peale appalling."<7>

Here is what go me thinking about it



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RichardRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 11:21 PM
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9. The statue of Adlai is good, too...


He was my first political choice (before I was old enough to vote, but my Dad made certain I knew who I would have voted for if I could).
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SparkyMac Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 06:38 AM
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10. I wish he'd keep his hoofs off the table
His workers have to eat off it
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