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January 27, 2011   
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“How can you expect a group to work properly if its body is in Warsaw, but at least one half of its brain is in Brussels; or, in my opinion, both halves?”
—Former parliamentary Speaker Ludwik Dorn on the new Poland Comes First political grouping, in which Eurodeputies Michał Kamiński and Adam Bielan play an important role

“Vodka neither makes you smarter nor dumber—it just reveals whether you have a brain at all.”
—General Vassily Biryukov, head of the Crimean Institute of Law in Odessa, Ukraine, in an instruction manual for police officers, explaining how to consume alcohol when necessary, for example during undercover work

“He treats his voters the way Giacomo Casanova treated his women. He wins them over, hurts, betrays and abandons them, and they’re still delighted, convinced he’s the best thing that ever happen to them.”
—Eurodeputy and political analyst Marek Migalski on Prime Minister Donald Tusk

“Paradoxically, he’s the best person to represent Polish soccer abroad. He doesn’t know any foreign language and so at least he doesn’t speak to anyone.”
—Kazimierz Greń, an official from the Polish Soccer Association (PZPN), on PZPN chief Grzegorz Lato
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