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Quotation by Chris Patten
There is a sort of exotic preposterousness about a lot of elections, the way arguments are made even cruder.
Chris Patten (b. 1944), British Conservative politician. Quoted in Observer (London, June 30, 1991).
Patten was organizer of the electoral campaign of 1992, which led to a fourth successive victory for the Conservative Party, though he himself lost his seat.
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