Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote in the_book_game,

Game 26 Round 4 votes

Well, there were several obvious ringers in this crop of lines, and I am not surprised to report that only three of the eight attracted votes from anyone. I am a little surprised to report than none of those three was actually the right answer... Authors and votes as follows:

A diplomat should take a long view of the national interest. - by John Brady Kiesling, voted for by nobody.
I resigned from the U.S. Foreign Service on February 25, 2003, after almost 20 years in the State Department. - by sammywol, voted for by dorianegray and a_d_medievalist.
I write this book in the hope, though not the expectation, that those to whom it is addressed will read, mark, learn and inwardly digest its contents. - by dorianegray and voted for by plucky_lass, badgersandjam and songofnewday
Neville Chamberlain gets a bum rap. - by jeffr23
September 11, 2001 was a day that changed my life in ways I never imagined at the time. - by a_d_medievalist
Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, but the government demands ever newer and "better" ways to deal with it. - by badgersandjam
There is no name that gives modern diplomats more pause than that of Arthur ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼. - a valiant effort at censorship by braisedbywolves
To begin, this is as much a purging of my conscience as it is an analysis of the recent past. - by songofnewday, voted for by sammywol and braisedbywolves

So the penultimate scores on the doors are:

dorianegray 10 + 3 = 13
sammywol 3 + 2 = 5
songofnewday 3 + 2 = 5
braisedbywolves 2 + 0 = 2
a_d_medievalist 1 + 0 = 1
plucky_lass 1 + 0 = 1
badgersandjam 0 + 0 = 0
jeffr23 0 + 0 = 0

dorianegray further extends her lead. I cannot pretend that it is close, but as braisedbywolves put it, second place is still wide open!!!
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