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All political power is primarily an illusion. Illusion. Mirrors and blue smoke, beautiful blue smoke rolling over the surface of highly polished mirrors, first a thin veil of blue smoke, then a thick cloud that suddenly dissolves into wisps of blue smoke, the mirrors catching it all, bouncing it back and forth.

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Source Notes: Source: JIMMY BRESLIN, How the Good Guys Finally Won, Notes from an Impeachment Summer, pp. 3334 .The phrase is usually quoted as blue smoke and mirrors.

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Jimmy Breslin (born October 17, 1930 in Jamaica, New York) is an Irish American columnist and author who has written numerous novels and appeared regularly in various newspapers in New York City, where he lives. On November 2, 2004 he retired as a regular columnist from Newsday but stated his intention to continue writing. In his final Newsday column, Breslin incorrectly predicted a Kerry victory in the 2004 election.

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