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Heard in Passing
“I’m determined to take up honest work.”
—Ex-Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak, former leader of the Polish People’s Party (PSL), announcing plans to become a business consultant and denying rumors that he intends to return to politics

“You can declare you are gay, flaunt it, and your friends will be kind and the media will approve. But when you are a Christian and a conservative like me, you get stigmatized and ridiculed.”
—John Godson, a pastor and a Civic Platform (PO) deputy, announcing that he will probably leave the party because he believes it is dominated by liberals

“That’s the thing with feminism—when a man says a woman is pretty, all the ugly feminists instantly take offense.”
—Aleksandra Jakubowska, a former deputy from the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) party and a minister in several left-wing governments, on the controversy which ensued after President Barack Obama called California’s Kamala Harris “the best looking attorney general in the country”

“I felt frustrated. I would wake up in the morning with no idea of whether I’d be a liberal or a socialist when I went to bed in the evening.”
—Deputy Bartłomiej Bodio, on why he decided to leave the Palikot Movement party

Compiled from press reports