While only a few months into
presidency, history has already seen
fit to render an opinion:
- On Dick Cheney - On the Election
Come the millenium, month 12, in the home of greatest power, the village
idiot will come forth to be acclaimed the leader.
- Nostradamus (1555)
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to
realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
- Ronald Reagan
Nothing would please the Kremlin more than to have the people of this
country choose a second rate president.
- Richard M. Nixon
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
In political discussion heat is in inverse proportion to knowledge.
- J.G.C. Minchin
I've seen many politicians paralyzed in the legs as myself, but I've
seen more of them who were paralyzed in the head.
- George Wallace
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey
- H. L. Mencken
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
- William G. McAdoo
Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.
- Diana Black
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm
beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
- Elbert Hubbard
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- Samuel Johnson
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little
- Henry Kissinger
When the president does it, that's means it is not illegal.
- Richard Nixon
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
- Henry Brooks Adams
"His ignorance is encyclopedic"
- Abba Eban (1915-)
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
not sure about the former. "
- Albert Einstein
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance
get its pants on. "
- Sir Winston Churchill
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while
bad people will find a way around the laws."
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer
- Frank Zappa
In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
- Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)
"It is better to be quotable than to be honest. "
- Tom Stoppard
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought
- Robert Louis Stevenson
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that
you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed
by those who are dumber.
Politics: "The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."
- Ambrose Bierce
Time was, that when th brains were out, the man would die.
- T. H. Huxley (from Macbeth?)
George Bush is anti-semantic
- Garison Keillor
Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates
themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage.
- Jimmy Breslin
"Not all that is counted counts and not all that counts can be counted"
It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they
- Clive James
"How can I lose to such an idiot?"
- A shout from chessmaster Aaron Nimzovich (1886-1935)
"When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've
never tried before. "
- Mae West
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people
the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln
No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver