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January 21, 2009

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

Can’t pass this up…

Ezra Klein, on how easy it was to get into the inauguration compared to onto an airplane:

We value our politicians much less than we value our planes.

And rightly so.

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1 Comment

  1. Now that’s a funny observation.

    Comment by Stephen Gordon — January 21, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

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