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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Quote of the Day

posted by Mike at 2/09/2005 10:32:00 AM

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Shirley Chisholm, first black Congresswoman, when reflecting on her failed 1972 campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination, as quoted in CNN:

"The term democracy ... sounds wonderful, sounds beautiful, but it's not carried out in the real sense of the word when you realize what goes on behind the scenes. When you realize how people bargain for votes, how people deal to get three more delegates to a convention. That's not democracy. What a cost."


An unfortunate truth.