"The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare."
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Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(1927-2003) American politician, U.S. Senator (NY-D)
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Not shooting the messenger, makes you smile 'because', of the accuracy.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Right on.

    "Drain the swamp!" ?

    No! Empty the septic tank.
     -- bruski, naples FL     
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    Mr. Moynahan was a product of an earlier, occasionally reasonably rightly
    attached to reality generation of not unfailingly steeped in Statist dogma Democrats, without question.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
    I wonder what he was referring to... the rarity of his own competence or his fellows? A politician always speaks out of both sides of his/her mouth -- this is one of those statements that says nothing but reinforces the speaker's reputation for being wise...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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