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Wikiquote: Boss Tweed
William Marcy Tweed (3 April 1823 - 12 April 1878), known as Boss Tweed, was an American politician and political boss of Tammany Hall who became an icon of urban political machines.
I don’t care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating.
3 May 1908, Los Angeles (CA) Herald, “Great Welcome Is Given Heney,” pg. 3, col. 2:
“Boss Tweed once said: ‘The people can vote for whom they please if they let me do the nominating.’”
The Speaker: a quarterly magazine
Volume 6, Issues 21-24
Boss Tweed was more progressive; he said, “Let me put up the candidates, and I don’t care who is elected.”
State Government in the United States
By Arthur N. Holcombe
New York, NY: Macmillan Co.
Thus the notorious Boss Tweed of New York City is reported to have said: “I don’t care who does the voting, so long as I do the counting.”
National Security League : hearings before a special committee of the House of Representatives, sixty-fifth Congress, third session on H. Res. 469 and H. Res. 476. Parts 13-31.
By United States. Congress. House. Special Committee to Investigate the National Security League.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office
Mr. COOPER. Certainly. Well, when I heard Mr. Root say that, I thought of what another distinguished New Yorker was reported some years ago to have said. Boss Tweed said. “I don’t care who the Republican Party or the Democratic Party or any other party in the city of New York elects mayor and aldermen; 1 nominate all the candidates of all the parties.”
Introduction to American Government
By Frederic Austin Ogg and Perley Orman Ray
New York, NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts
“I don’t care,” said Boss Tweed, “who does the electing, just so I do the nominating.”
The American Presidency
By James W. Davis
Westport, CT: Praeger
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NOMINATING PROCESS
Nineteenth-century New York political boss William Marcy Tweed once observed, “I don’t care who does the electing just so I can do the nominating.”
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