Wednesday, October 31, 2007

THURSDAY THIRTEEN #8 . . . 13 NOTABLE QUOTES BY POLITICIANS . . . THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY . . .

1) "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." (George W. Bush)

2) "I did not have sex with that woman." (William J. Clinton)

3) "I am not a crook." (Richard M. Nixon)

4) "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." (John F. Kennedy)

5) "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country." (Marion Berry)

6) "My belief is, we will in fact, be greeted as liberators." (Dick Cheney)

7) "It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." (Abraham Lincoln)

8) "Yee-aargh!" (Howard Dean)

9) "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

10) "I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times." (Jimmy Carter)

11) "There's not a punk bone in my body." (Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton)

12) "They misunderestimated me." (George Bush)

13) "The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." (Winston Churchill)

Do you have a favorite quote by a politician? Do tell--good, bad or ugly--even if it's not one on my list.

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30 comments:

Joyismygoal said...

"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." (Winston Churchill) love this one

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Nicholas said...

Very good list! Did you know that in fact JFK was not the first president to say #4? The first pres to use that ringing sentence was Warren G. Harding.

Malcolm: said...

#5 on your list still amazes me. One of my favorite political quotes is by Ronald Reagan: "Facts are stupid things."

Courtney said...

I don't remember it exactly, but there was a politician who wrote to a local newspaper to correct a misquote. He had to tell them that he did not call another politician a 'squeeze bag', he'd called him a 'douche-bag'.

Greatfullivin said...

Nice List! One of my favorites is
"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."...Ronald Reagan. Happy T13!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Make sure you stop by Buck Naked Politics this week -- Damozel will LOVE this list!

It's a classic list. Scary, too. But also quite telling.

Lori said...

#2 still make me lol....great list. Happy TT.

Gloria said...

Sometimes I misunderestimated him too. Hahahahaha!

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." (Abraham Lincoln)

How true, how true.

pussreboots said...

Interesting (and depressing) list. Happy TT.

Moondancer said...

Nice list. I have to admit some of these are real growners

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Open Grove Claudia said...

What an interesting list. Amazing too. I find my eyes permanently rolled up in my head at what politicians say, so I remember little but the eye strain! lol!

Happy TT!

SJ Reidhead said...

#10 is such an oldie goldie!

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Lori said...

I like number 10 because I think it applies to many couples. I'm not saying it's right, just truthful.

Yen said...

Interesting list! And that number 2 still makes me LOL'ing:)
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damozel said...

That's an amazing list. Wish we'd thought of it!

We're not even a little political this week---we just have some fabulous photos (we can say it because we didn't take them)

Wolfie said...

Oh..I remember reading some of these comments...politicians..*sigh*..

Gattina said...

I like n° 5, lol !

Janet said...

#12...is it any wonder?

Bloggers said...

number 5 really made me lol.

Wakela Runen said...

Now that was a great list! Thanks for putting it together.

Happy TT!

Holly said...

Politicians...

Thanks for the laugh this morning. (and a gentle reminder I'd better vote this election for someone who can do more intelligent quotes...)

ellen b said...

Happy TT to you and have a great day...

Michelle Davis Petelinz said...

Great list.

I'd add this one, from Joe Biden on Tuesday night:

"And the irony is, Rudy Giuliani, probably the most underqualified man since George Bush to seek the presidency, is here talking about any of the people here. Rudy Giuliani... I mean, think about it! Rudy Giuliani. There's only three things he mentions in a sentence -- a noun, a verb, and 9/11. There's nothing else! There's nothing else! And I mean this sincerely. He's genuinely not qualified to be president."

Best moment in the debate, I thought.

Happy TT!

Sparky Duck said...

5 maybe the stupidest thing said on this list.

Titania Starlight said...

Hey, those were good. Nice TT topic. :o)

Megan said...

Love #7, and #12 is hilarious! Great list! Happy TT!

Leeann said...

I had to read and re-read #5! What a giggle!

pjazzypar said...

I remember a lot of these quotes. That's a funny one by Marion Berry. George W. Bush is forever putting his foot in his mouth...poor dude.