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Heard in Passing
January 30, 2014   
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“This is a sorry affair as far as his family is concerned, but then again, nobody, not even a Catholic or a conservative politician, is free from temptation.”

—Filip Libicki, a senator from the Civic Platform (PO) party, on Piotr Szeliga, a deputy from the right-wing Solidarna Polska party, who was blackmailed by a prostitute after he allegedly failed to pay her for her services

“To say that the Ukrainian economy is not corrupt is like saying that Yulia Tymoshenko [former Ukrainian prime minister, currently serving a jail sentence for abuse of power and embezzlement] is a virgin.”

—Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski speaking about Ukraine

“This is not just a violation of the “Thou shalt not kill” commandment; a procedure that uses someone else’s genetic material also violates the sixth commandment—Thou shalt not commit adultery.”

—Archbishop Henryk Hoser, one of the most influential clergymen in Poland, on in-vitro fertilization, addressing a conference organized by Polish bishops

“Russian journalists are supposed to set an example and so they can’t be objective.”

—Dmitry Kiselyov, presenter of Vesti, Russia’s most popular current affairs TV program, responding to criticism that he tends to glorify President Vladimir Putin
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