Thursday, November 16, 2006

Politics: Yeah, yeah, Nancy; that's what Newt said, too.

Via SayUncle:

She vowed that after 12 years in the minority, "We will not be dazzled by money and special interests."

As PJ O'Rourke said, "When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."

7 comments:

Lizard said...

Also:"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."

Still, if we're quoting, I think The Who said it best:"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

Justin said...

"We will not be dazzled by money and special interests."

That's a poor choice of words coming from someone who looks like she'd be easily distracted by a sparkly gum wrapper.

Anonymous said...

In the same line....

" An honest politician is one who stays bought"

Hienlein I think...

Kevin said...

Mencken:

"A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable (wo)man. In order to get anywhere near high office (s)he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that (s)he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker."

Gregg said...

Kevin,
Why do people have to malign streetwalkers like that? Most hookers have more integrity than your average politician.

bjbarron said...

...she'd be easily distracted by a sparkly gum wrapper.

I think that's a permanently 'startled' look engendered by her last face lift.

Hoot. She got startled yesterday I think.

Ralph Williams said...

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."- Ronald Reagan