"I had thought that you were with us.
As i am, as I am.
But not enough to come out and say so.
Politics is the art of the possible. What did you get by opposing the motion? It was carried with or without you. All you did was make enemies and make yourself feel better, of course.
Do you not believe in saying what you think?
No, I'm very much against it. Thinking aloud is a habit responsible for much of mankind's misery."