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Heard in passing
February 25, 2011   
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“This would attract tourists, particularly Westerners. In the capitalist era, our village should make marketing use of an opportunity resulting from the history of communism.”
—Kazimierz Czekaj, a PO councilor in Małopolska province, on a proposal to erect a monument to Lenin in Poronin, a village in the Tatra Mountains the Soviet leader visited in 1913-1914

“It would be better if they didn’t take a bus. A pilgrimage on foot gives you more opportunity to ponder your sins.”
—Jerzy Wenderlich, a deputy from the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), on a trip to the Częstochowa Catholic shrine undertaken by deputies from Law and Justice (PiS) and Civic Platform (PO)

“I fear that if a train from ŁódĽ to Warsaw breaks down one day, the entire Infrastructure Ministry may grind to a halt.”
—PiS deputy Jerzy Polaczek, on the fact that Infrastructure Minister Cezary Grabarczyk employs more than 30 PO activists from his hometown of ŁódĽ in the ministry

“He is sick with swine flu, with complications affecting the weakest part of his body—his head.”
—The Sovetskaya Byelorussiya daily commenting on Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski’s remark that the wave of protests taking place in North Africa might reach Belarus

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