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The Suburbanite
  • Notes & Quotes for Nov. 12

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  • “I’m tired — exhausted — but it seems that I feel so good after I’m done that it’s worth every bit of it.”
    Earlene Kincaid of Magnolia, a Red Cross disaster relief volunteer, working in hurricane-ravaged New Jersey.
    “She lived for politics. ... When she first ran for the Ward 2 council seat, she’d take us out campaigning with her with red-white-and-blue streamers on our baby buggies.”
    Joan Elliott Gray of Madison, Wis., describing her mother, the late Vera Elliott, a Democratic Party activist in Canton.
    “I was maybe the worst-hitting little leaguer of all time. I thought my signal to swing was when I heard the ball hit the mitt.”
    Canton native and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf, during his induction into the Hometown Hall of Fame.
    “The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will. ... That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.”
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, after voters approved decriminalizing recreational use of marijuana.
    “He’s just got this stupid face that people seem to like and they write in his name. He’s sort of like Ron Paul, but with better looks and better positions.”
    MAD magazine editor John Ficarra, on the perpetual presidential campaign of the magazine’s cover boy, Alfred E. Neuman.
    “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”
    A sign that Sheena Hardin, 32, of Cleveland, has been ordered by a judge to wear as part of her punishment for reckless driving.
    “This is the stuff you only see in movies.”
    Ted Perkins of North Canton, who escaped injury when a truck plowed through his family room.
    “I believe in America. I believe in the people of America. And I ran for office because I’m concerned about America. The election is over, but our principles endure.”
    Mitt Romney.
    “I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and forever will be, the United States of America.”
    President Barack Obama.
    CAN YOU SPELL D-U-H?
    In Colorado and Florida, some young voters wearing sweatshirts bearing a school acronym were erroneously flagged at the polls for an alleged violation of election laws that prohibit signs of support for any specific candidate. The school? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology — more commonly known as MIT.