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This one’s for Grumpy

I just started reading Terry Pratchett’s works a couple of months ago. I find this quote to be especially relevant today.

The Ephebians believed that every man should have the vote. Every five years someone was elected to be Tyrant, provided he could prove that he was honest, intelligent, sensible, and trustworthy. Immediately after he was elected, of course, it was obvious to everyone that he was a criminal madman and totally out of touch with the view of the ordinary philosopher in the street looking for a towel. And then five years later they elected another one just like him, and really it was amazing how intelligent people kept on making the same mistakes.

This comes from Discworld #13, small gods.

Keep this in mind as you vote today. cool smile 


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/04/2008 at 10:19 AM   
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