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Heard in passing
June 27, 2013   
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“We make a deal with them; I bring home the bacon, mom does the cooking, and they wash the dishes, clean their rooms, and help their mom.”
—Paweł Poncyliusz, a former deputy, on how to raise four children

“It’s worse than communism, it wants to control everything, it has every single cow, goat, and chicken accounted for… it’s a totalitarian system that I hope and pray will fall apart by itself.”
—Krystyna Pawłowicz, a deputy from the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party, on the European Union

“During the battle of Grunwald [a major medieval battle between the Poles and the Teutonic knights] there were peasants sitting in the trees waiting to scavenge whatever remained on the battlefield.”
—Political scientist Jarosław Chwedoruk on Jarosław Gowin, a prominent member of the ruling Civic Platform (PO), and his role in a battle for power within the party

“I’m in charge of an anti-terrorist operations bureau, a police dog unit and the water police and yet I’m not a commando or a dog trainer and I don’t race around in a motorboat in my spare time.”
—Superintendent Krzysztof Gajewski, deputy national police chief and head of the country’s traffic police, responding to criticism that he does not have a driver’s license
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