Quote of the day

The best system is to have one party govern and the other party watch.
Thomas “The Boss” B. Reed
Onetime Speaker of the U.S. House in the early 1900’s

3 comments

    • cvj on January 14, 2006 at 4:54 pm

    Just after EDSA 1 (i believe at around the time the 1987 Constitution was being drafted), Arturo M. Tolentino was interviewed and he recommended a return to a ‘two party system’. It sounded quaint then. Almost, twenty years later, it does not sound as quaint. Nevertheless, won’t having a run-off election combine the benefits of a multiparty system with the decisiveness of a two-party setup?

    • baycas on January 14, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    one cannot just sit and watch…at certain times, he has to squirm and shout…

    Under democracy, one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule – and both commonly succeed, and are right.
    – Henry Louis Mencken

    • john marzan on January 15, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”

    — President George W. Bush

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