Friday, August 3, 2012

Political Quotes

* The problem with political jokes is they get elected. - Henry Cate, VII

* We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. - Aesop

* If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in political acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. - Will Rogers

* Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. - Plato

* Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. - Nikita Khrushchev

* When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. - Clarence Darrow

* Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. - Author Unknown

* If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. - Jay Leno

* Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. - Oscar Ameringer

* I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. - Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

* A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. - Texas Guinan

* Any American who is prepared to run for President should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. - Gore Vidal

* I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. - Charles de Gaulle

* Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. - Doug Larson

* Don't vote, it only encourages them. - author unknown

* There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. - Will Rogers

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