A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 06, 2008
“You can get any politician to vote for anything if you buy him a big enough steak”

"You can get any legislator to vote for anything if you buy him a big enough steak” is said to be an old saying in Louisiana. However, the bribe of a “big enough steak” seems to indicate that the saying also applies to Texas.


Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN)
A hurricane of conservative ideas is helping to rebuild Louisiana
By KATHERINE KERSTEN, Star Tribune
Last update: September 2, 2008 - 7:54 AM
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“There’s an old saying in Louisiana—‘You can get any legislator to vote for anything if you buy him a big enough steak,’” says Wilfong, who ticks off a long list of former officials now in federal prison.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, September 06, 2008 • Permalink