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September 24, 2008   
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We have two tribes of cannibals in parliament [the Civic Platform and Law and Justice] that are ready to devour each other."
-Tomasz Nałęcz, a former Deputy Speaker from the Labor Union party, which has no seats in the lower house, on the increasingly tense atmosphere during parliamentary debates

"The biggest reward for parents is when their children continue and develop their work."
-Waldemar Pawlak, deputy prime minister and leader of Polish Peasants' Party (PSL), the junior partner in the ruling coalition, on accusations that PSL members who head public agencies have been handing out plum jobs to close relatives

Politicians from Law and Justice (PiS) are shown with fierce faces, open mouths or in other unflattering poses, while politicians from the Civic Platform, Polish Peasants' Party or the left are presented in a flattering light."
-A PiS complaint against the popular website Onet.pl, filed with the Media Ethics Council

"This is an old Soviet tradition. In those days, we would find out what the state of health of our leaders was after their obituary was published."
-Maxim Strikha, a political analyst in Kiev, on why Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko concealed the fact that he underwent 24 operations in a clinic in Austria

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