Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hilariously True

For  your edification
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 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
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. ~ 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
Politics  is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize  that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. ~ Ronald Reagan
Politics: [Poly  "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites"] ~ Larry Hardiman
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