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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1410
AUTHOR: George Edward Allen (1896–1973)
QUOTATION: People who think the mighty in Washington can be persuaded, or corrupted, if you will, by anything less than votes just don’t understand what it’s all about and never will. They don’t know what Washington juice is made of.
ATTRIBUTION: GEORGE E. ALLEN, Presidents Who Have Known Me, chapter 16, p. 219 (1950).

Allen was a longtime personal aide to President Harry Truman and was director of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation 1946–1947.
SUBJECTS: Politics