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Quote of the Day: 4 January 2014

CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer summed it up that Sunday morning, March 4, when he said, “What does it say about the state of our government and politics when serious people [like Olympia Snowe] conclude that serving in the United States Senate is no longer worth their time and effort? That’s the part that should worry the rest of us.”

Today’s Quote of the Day comes from Fighting for Common Ground by Senator Olympia Snowe. I recently saw her when she spoke at Rutgers University. And this quote basically sums up one of the biggest issues of Politics in the United States – great and qualified and diverse people from either party are not encouraged to run for office. Between the increased public scrutiny and the increased money in politics/elections our country will continue to suffer.

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