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A French psychologist was hired by the American car manufacturers to justify why they didn't go green earlier.. .why they kept making those huge SUVs, pickup trucks and Hummers long after they should have realized these brands was not really where we needed to go.... He asserted -a reptilian part of the brain seeks tools of survival, especially when the United States remains under threat of attack...You don't want to go to war in a little Pinto. That's where their head was.

Aside from his scintilla of candor, Mr. Bush is still not leveling with us. As he said at his press conference on Monday, 'the enemies of freedom' know that 'a democratic Iraq will be a decisive blow to their ambitions because free people will never choose to live in tyranny.' They may choose to live in a theocracy, though. Americans did.

Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.

He exists in the public mind as bits and pieces of his characters-Butch Cassidy's charm, Ben Quick's machismo, Cool Hand Luke's defiance, Harper's irony, Hud's disdain.

His House colleagues still call him "Jackie One Note"-joking that if you ask him how to solve the problem of teenage pregnancy, he'll tell you to cut taxes.

OK, I'll predict that the rapture's coming and you and I, Chris, are going up, and all these hypocritical conservatives who tell people not to do stuff but then they get caught doing are not.
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One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.

They have been painting the barn red and white, chasing skunks from the stage, clearing bird nests from the spotlights, scraping mildew from costumes and very gingerly, in the manner of city slickers, shooing snakes out of the yard.

Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last.