Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Quotes for the Week: Politics continued

It's the Democrats' turn.  Time for answers to the week's burning questions:  Are the Ryan kids as cute as Sasha and Malia?  Does Charlotte have more strip joints than Tampa?  Will the Dems have their own speaker with an empty chair? 

They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
Clare Boothe Luce

The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.
Clare Boothe Luce

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
Ross Perot

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
Thomas B. Macaulay

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. E
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always

Bill Vaughan

Voting is a civic sacrament.
Theodore Hesburgh

If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
Meg Greenfield

A politician will do anything to keep his job - even become a patriot.
William Randolph



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