Friday, December 28, 2012

Post-Election Thoughts

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


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 these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
~ Will Rogers


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


Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
~ John Quinton


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.
~ Tex Guinan


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


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


 

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