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Heard in Passing
July 29, 2011   
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“I get the impression that we are being dazzled by this money in Brussels so that we don’t notice that we have no influence over anything.”
—Euro MP Marek Migalski about European Parliament salaries, which he says are excessive

“That in itself isn’t so bad. After all, we get better at dozing off with age. But the seats in the Sejm are uncomfortable.”
—Andrzej Olechowski, one of the founders of the Civic Platform (PO) party, asked whether he has been deterred from running for parliament by the long meetings deputies have to attend

“For Europe or the United States, pro-abortion activists are much more dangerous than Osama bin Laden or other Islamic terrorists. It is enough to check how many people have died in terrorist attacks and how many have been murdered by abortion.”
—Catholic commentator Tomasz Terlikowski

“A naked man on the steppes first needs water and food, then clothes, then work. You can worry about democracy later.”
—Kamal Burhanov, a parliamentary deputy in Kazakhstan, on the benefits of adopting an economy-focused Chinese model of development
Compiled from press reports
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