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  • s  extremely filthy from long neglect
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  • George Will: Too sweet to kill
    In today's Register George Will: Too sweet to kill Register Jun 11, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417992" }); document.write(' '); Excerpt : The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory’s vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington’s Augean ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Sandusky Register
  • George Will: Sweet deal for a few who profit at expense of many
    WASHINGTON — The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory's vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington's Augean stables, like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, is steady work, so steady it never ends. Neither do the policies that cosset sugar producers. read more
    June 9, 2013 - IlliniHQ.com
  • Sweet deal just won't end
    The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory's vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington's Augean stables, like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, is steady work, so steady it never ends. Neither do the policies that cosset sugar producers.
    June 9, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
Quotes

  • John Dingell in Wall Street Journal
    The import bill is a good beginning, but it isn't far enough,Mr. Dingell says. "It's like the Augean stables. Hercules had to divert a river to clean the Augean stables."
  • Aquilino Pimentel Jr in Inquirer.net
    He resigned because the BIR's corrupt environment is worse than the Augean stables that Hercules himself found hard to clean up,Pimentel said in a text message.
  • Patrick Devedjian in Independent
    Apparently seeking revenge, M. Devedjian said this week that he planned to "cleanse the Augean stables" of corruption among Hauts-de-Seine politicians of his own - and President Sarkozy's - centre right party.

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