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Words for the losers

"The people have spoken, the bastards." — Dick Tuck, in his concession speech in a race for the California State Senate in 1966

"Imagine if all of life were determined by majority rule. Every meal would be a pizza. Every pair of pants, even those in a Brooks Brothers suit, would be stone-washed denim. Celebrity diet and exercise books would be the only thing on the shelves at the library. And — since women are a majority of the population — we'd all be married to Mel Gibson." — P. J. O'Rourke, 1991

(Sorry, off topic, but irresistible given that the occasion to bring these quotes up only occurs once every four years.)