Apolitical Aphorisms

*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~
*When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m
beginning to believe it.*~Clarence Darrow~
*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~
*Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, misdiagnosing it, and misapplying the wrong remedies.~Julius Marx
*There ought to be one day — just one
— when there is open season on senators.*~Will Rogers~
BUT – my favorite is from Harry Truman:
If you want a real friend – that you can trust in Washington – go buy a dog!


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