Thoughts for Election Day

November 7, 2006 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

I have the unfortunate luck to live in one of those highly critical states where the political ads, door-knockers with brochures and recorded phone messages have been driving everyone crazy for weeks.  I for one, will be happy when the election is over. This is just disgusting.

To try to bring some levity to the day, here are some great political and election-related quotes.  🙂

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” ~~ Douglas Adams

“Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.” ~~ George Burns

“I think the world is run by ‘C’ students.” ~~ Al McGuire

“An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.” ~~ Simon Cameron

“Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.” ~~ Richard M. Nixon

“In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.” ~~ Napoleon Bonaparte

“The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.” ~~ Art Spander

“The problem with political jokes is they get elected.” ~~ Henry Cate VII

“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.” ~~ Bertrand Russell

“Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.” ~~ John Kenneth Galbraith

“Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.” ~~ Kin Hubbard

“Oh, I don’t blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I’d be irresponsible, too.” ~~ Lichty and Wagner

“Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.” ~~ Mark B. Cohen

“In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.” ~~ Ambrose Bierce

“When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.'” ~~ Theodore Roosevelt

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