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“Hiccup” - Dutch Uncles
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We’ve got a ton of them, and more every day. Better make some homemade spaghetti sauce or something.
Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he’ll spend two years
organising and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
— David Broder