New disappointments hit the headlines every day. In fact, one of the latest letdowns involved 106 public officials in New York. After a sting operation to uncover graft, U.S. Attorney Rudolph Guiliani made the following statement, “On 106 occasions, bribes were offered or discussed. On 105 of those occasions, the public official involved accepted the bribe. And on the other occasion, he turned it down because he didn’t think the amount was large enough.”

-From “Perspectives” Newsweek, August 24, 1987

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