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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:302
AUTHOR:John Steven McGroarty (1862–1944)
QUOTATION:One of the countless drawbacks of being in Congress is that I am compelled to receive impertinent letters from a jackass like you in which you say I promised to have the Sierra Madre mountains reforested and I have been in Congress two months and haven’t done it. Will you please take two running jumps and go to hell.
ATTRIBUTION:Attributed to Representative JOHN STEVEN MCGROARTY.—Senator John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage, p. 10 (1956).

  McGroarty served in Congress 1935–1939.
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