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January 03, 2005

R.I.P. Shirley Chisholm

I love this quote from Shirley Chisholm's 1970 book, as reported in the NY Times's obituary today:

Our representative democracy is not working because the Congress that is supposed to represent the voters does not respond to their needs.  I believe the chief reason for this is that it is ruled by a small group of old men.

A small group of old men.  Plus ├ža change....

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