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Wednesday's Quote of the Day

10:19 UK time, Wednesday, 5 March 2008

"It's the sort of thing parents might chant encouragingly to a child slow on the potty-training" - Anglo-American writer Christopher Hitchens on Barack Obama's slogan 'Yes, We Can'

Writing in Slate magazine, Hitchens says: "It is cliché, not plagiarism, that is the problem with our stilted, room-temperature political discourse."

It's not the first time that the Obama rhetoric has come under scrutiny but Hillary Clinton has also created a few soundbites that could kindly be described as vague.

"Big Challenges, Real Solutions", "Working for Change, Working for You", "Ready for Change, Ready To Lead" and "Solutions for America" are some that incur the irritation of Hitchens.

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