Friday, September 23, 2005

Politics: Fun With Quotes, Volume I

"To date, we have heard a great deal about the needs of law enforcement and not enough about the privacy needs of the rest of us... While we need to revise our laws to reflect the digital age, one thing that does not need revision is the Fourth Amendment... Now, more than ever, we must protect citizens' privacy from the excesses of an arrogant, overly powerful government." -Sen. Ashcroft, 1997

"[O]ne would be hard-pressed to find a single grieving relative of those killed in the bombings of the World Trade Center in New York or the federal building in Oklahoma City who would not have gladly sacrificed a measure of personal privacy if it could have saved a loved one." -Sen. Kerry, 1997

"To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberties, my message is this: your tactics only aid terrorists- for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve." -Attorney General Ashcroft, 2001

"[T]here will be no John Ashcroft trampling on the Bill of Rights." -Sen. Kerry, 2003

"And the party on the Left,
Is now the party on the Right.
...
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss,
We won't get fooled again." -The Who, 1971

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kerry makes me sick.

Tam said...

He is indeed vile, sort of a larval Ted Kennedy.

The current pack of moral cripples and god-botherers offered up by the other side doesn't exactly have me gasping with delight, either.

If these humungous hurricanes are a punishment for iniquity, how come not one of them has sailed straight up the Potomac?

Grampapinhead said...

Too Good, I linked it..

Maybe should have been named
'Dear John' Vol 1

Marko said...

If the Religious Right is on the money, and the hurricanes are a punishment from God, you gotta wonder why it's always the Bible Belt that gets nailed.

Kevin said...

That final lyric you posted? "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

They played that song at George W. Bush's inaugural party.

I thought it particularly apt - and I voted for him.