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March 21, 2008 12:45 PM

The Republican book club

Posted by David Postman

“There's no certainty in this mortal coil.” State GOP Chairman Luke Esser talking about his count of Republican caucus votes.


When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;

Hamlet, Act III, scene I

"He never would have succeeded if he hadn't had a clear objective, a vision for where he wanted to go, and he was willing to withstand the slings and arrows of the political wars in order to get there." Vice President Dick Cheney talking about Abraham Lincoln.


To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;

Hamlet, Act III, scene I

(Thanks to a well-read reader.)

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