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“He arrived, unfortunately, in time for lunch, and by the end of the meal, without really trying, he had succeeded in alienating everybody including the dogs. It was in its way quite a tour de force to be able to irritate and insult five people of such different character with such ease and, apparently, without even being aware of doing it, inside two hours of arrival at a new locale.”

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source: Fauna and Family (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978), 28.

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“I have become an adjective. There is something called a ‘Rovian’ style of campaigning, and it’s meant as an insult.”

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source: Courage and Consequence (New York: Threshold Editions, 2010), 64.

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