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  • Louisiana State Representative John Travis is my father. That 'quote' you refer to is false. It is a misquote made by local media. I was present, in the House Chamber, when this interview took place. His actual reply was, 'I can't believe that we are going to let a majority of the people decide what is best for each PARISH.' He was addressing the issue regarding the ban of video poker establishments. Many parishes wanted to keep the establishments in their parish, while others did not. He believed that a better solution was to allow each parish to determine the outcome, with a parish-wide vote, as opposed to one statewide vote. Thank You, S. T. Wilson.
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  • I think we agree, the Political past are over Wisdom President George W Bush Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages The Air Force is pleased The Air Force is pleased You mean there are with the performance of with the performance of two Koreas? the C-5A cargo plane, the C-5A cargo plane, although having the although having the US ambassador designate to US ambassador designate to wings fall off at 8000 wings fall off at 8000 Singapore Richard Kneipp Singapore Richard Kneipp hours is a problem hours is a problem Major General Charles F Kuyk Major General Charles F Kuyk Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Rural Americans are You read what Disraeli real Americans. Not had to say. I don’t all of the rest of remember what he said. Americans are real He said something. He is Americans no longer with us. Dan Quayle Bob Dole at a book signing Bob Dole at a book signing Dan Quayle Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 1 Political Wisdom
  • I challenge my FLORIDA: opponent to give a If you think we frank affirmative answer: yes or no! can't vote, wait New York mayoral candidate New York mayoral candidate till you see us drive. Abe Beame Abe Beame Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird I've changed my style FLORIDA: somewhat, as you know. I'm less, I pontificate Home of electile less, although it may be hard to tell it from this dysfunction. show. And I'm more interacting with people President George W Bush Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird I was raised in the West. FLORIDA: The west of Texas. It's pretty close to California. We count more In more ways than than you do. Washington, D.C., is close to California President George W Bush Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Page 2 Political Wisdom
  • II think anybody who think anybody who FLORIDA: FLORIDA: doesn't think I'm smart doesn't think I'm smart If you don't like the way If you don't like the way enough to handle the job enough to handle the job are underestimating are underestimating we count, then take I-95 we count, then take I-95 & visit one of America’s & visit one of America’s President George W Bush President George W Bush other 56 states. other 56 states. Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird FLORIDA: FLORIDA: Relax, Retire, Viagra voters do it ReVote. again! Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird FLORIDA: FLORIDA: Where your vote We don't just cheat counts & counts & at football. counts... Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Page 3 Political Wisdom View slide
  • FLORIDA: PALM BEACH COUNTY: PALM BEACH COUNTY: We put the "duh" in We put the "duh" in So nice, we let you Florida. Florida. vote twice. Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird FLORIDA: They have vilified We're number one! me, they have crucified me. Yes, Wait! Recount! they have even criticized me. Chicago Mayor Richard J Daley Chicago Mayor Richard J Daley Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Florida: Home of the Brave, Land of the Weird Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages I am not a chauvinist, Spending on federal obviously…I believe in programs is growing women’s rights for at an excremental every woman but my rate own. Representative Frank Guarini Representative Frank Guarini Chicago mayor Harold Washington Chicago mayor Harold Washington Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 4 Political Wisdom View slide
  • It’s a very good The last thing you want historical book is for somebody to about history commit suicide before executing them Dan Quayle Dan Quayle Gary Deland, former Utah director Gary Deland, former Utah director of corrections of corrections Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages We’ve got a strong I think that the free- candidate. I’m trying enterprise system is to think of his name. absolutely too important to be left to Christopher Dodd, Democratic Christopher Dodd, Democratic National Committee National Committee the voluntary action of the marketplace Congressman Richard Kelly Congressman Richard Kelly Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages We have been boyhood The morality of city friends all of our lives employees is at an all time low. Chicago mayor Richard J Daley Chicago mayor Richard J Daley Jasper Weese, Traverse City Jasper Weese, Traverse City councilman during a meeting, councilman during a meeting, trying to refer to morale problems trying to refer to morale problems Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 5 Political Wisdom
  • If a frog had wings, It’s a two-edged coin he wouldn’t hit his Louisiana state representative Louisiana state representative tail in the ground. Donald Ray Kennard Donald Ray Kennard Too hypothetical Former President George Bush Former President George Bush Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Women are best-suited I stand flatly on all for secretarial work, four sides of that decorating cakes, and conversation counter sales like John Erlichman John Erlichman selling lingerie South Carolina state South Carolina state representative Larry Koon representative Larry Koon Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages The single most I’m someone who has important two things a deep emotional we can do… attachment to Starsky & Hutch Tony Blair, British prime Tony Blair, British prime minister minister Bill Clinton Bill Clinton Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 6 Political Wisdom
  • I don’t want to cast Things are more like asparagus on my they are today than opponent! they have ever been before. Unnamed Chicago politician Unnamed Chicago politician during a debate during a debate Gerald Ford Gerald Ford Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages And what’s more, I Part of America’s greatness Part of America’s greatness agree with everything is discrimination. Yes sir. is discrimination. Yes sir. I have just said Inequality breeds freedom Inequality breeds freedom & gives a man opportunity & gives a man opportunity Piet Koornhoff, S. African Piet Koornhoff, S. African politician politician Lester Maddox, ex Georgia governor Lester Maddox, ex Georgia governor Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages II think we’re on the road think we’re on the road If you give a person a to coming up with the to coming up with the fish, they'll eat for a day. answers that II don’t think answers that don’t think But if you show a person any of us feel we have any of us feel we have how to fish, they'll be a the answers to. the answers to. fish for a lifetime. Mayor Kim Anderson, Naples, FL Mayor Kim Anderson, Naples, FL Dan Quayle Dan Quayle Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 7 Political Wisdom
  • Traditionally, most of There is growing Australia's imports scientific opinion come from overseas. that global warming Former Australian cabinet Former Australian cabinet is good for us minister Keppel Enderbery minister Keppel Enderbery Dan Quayle Dan Quayle Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages It's like an alcatraz When more & more around my neck. people are thrown out Boston mayor Menino on the Boston mayor Menino on the of work, unemployment shortage of city parking spaces shortage of city parking spaces results. Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages A billion here, a billion If you let that sort of If you let that sort of there -- sooner or later it thing go on, your bread thing go on, your bread adds up to real money. & butter will be cut right & butter will be cut right out from under your feet. out from under your feet. Everett Dirksen Everett Dirksen Former British foreign minister Former British foreign minister Ernest Bevin Ernest Bevin Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 8 Political Wisdom
  • It isn't pollution that's It isn't pollution that's I'm not going to have I'm not going to have harming the environment. harming the environment. some reporters pawing some reporters pawing It's the impurities in our It's the impurities in our through our papers. We through our papers. We air & water that are doing air & water that are doing are the President. are the President. it. it. Hillary Clinton commenting on the Hillary Clinton commenting on the Dan Quayle release of subpoenaed documents release of subpoenaed documents Dan Quayle Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Capital punishment is our Capital punishment is our We don’t have We don’t have society’s recognition of society’s recognition of censorship - what we censorship - what we the sanctity of human life. the sanctity of human life. have is a limitation on have is a limitation on what newspapers can what newspapers can Senator Orrin Hatch Senator Orrin Hatch report. report. S. African Info Minister Louis Nel S. African Info Minister Louis Nel Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Without censorship, Without censorship, This is the operative This is the operative things can get terribly things can get terribly statement. The other statement. The other confused in the public confused in the public operative statements operative statements mind. mind. are inoperative. are inoperative. General William Westmoreland General William Westmoreland Ron Ziegler, press secretary to Ron Ziegler, press secretary to Richard Nixon Richard Nixon Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 9 Political Wisdom
  • II stand by all the stand by all the Honest businessmen Honest businessmen misstatements misstatements should be protected should be protected I’ve made. I’ve made. from the unscrupulous from the unscrupulous consumer. consumer. Dan Quayle Dan Quayle Georgia Governor Lester Maddox Georgia Governor Lester Maddox Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages If crime went down If crime went down The streets are safe in The streets are safe in 100%, it will still be 100%, it will still be Philadelphia, it’s only Philadelphia, it’s only 50 times higher 50 times higher the people who make the people who make than it should be. than it should be. them unsafe. them unsafe. DC councilman John Bowman DC councilman John Bowman Frank Rizzo, mayor of Frank Rizzo, mayor of Philadelphia Philadelphia Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages The more killing & The more killing & Outside of all of the Outside of all of the homicides you have, the homicides you have, the killings, DC has one of killings, DC has one of more havoc it prevents more havoc it prevents the lowest crime rates in the lowest crime rates in the country. the country. Chicago mayor Richard Daley Chicago mayor Richard Daley DC Mayor Marion Barry DC Mayor Marion Barry Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 10 Political Wisdom
  • This is the worst This is the worst Everyone who is for Everyone who is for disaster in California disaster in California abortion was at one abortion was at one since II was elected. since was elected. time a feces. time a feces. California Governor Pat Brown California Governor Pat Brown Peter Grace Peter Grace Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages We see nothing but We see nothing but If II tell a lie, it’s only If tell a lie, it’s only increasingly brighter increasingly brighter because II think I’m because think I’m clouds every month. clouds every month. telling the truth. telling the truth. Gerald Ford Gerald Ford BC Highways Minister BC Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi Phil Gaglardi Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages II was not lying. II just was not lying. just In the early sixties, we In the early sixties, we said some things that said some things that were strong, we were were strong, we were later on were untrue. later on were untrue. virulent. virulent. Richard Nixon Richard Nixon Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of the Treasury John Connally John Connally Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 11 Political Wisdom
  • To hell with the public - To hell with the public - You reporters should You reporters should I’m here to represent I’m here to represent have printed what he have printed what he the people! the people! meant, not what he said meant, not what he said New Jersey state senator New Jersey state senator Chicago mayor Richard Daley Chicago mayor Richard Daley Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages II have not reneged my have not reneged my Anyone can be elected Anyone can be elected promise - II have just promise - have just governor - I’m living governor - I’m living changed my mind. changed my mind. proof of that. proof of that. NY political candidate NY political candidate Georgia governor Joe Frank Harris Georgia governor Joe Frank Harris Pierre Rinfret Pierre Rinfret Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages We must restore Chicago We must restore Chicago Mr. Speaker, this bill is Mr. Speaker, this bill is to all the good things it to all the good things it phony with a capital F. phony with a capital F. never had. never had. US congressman US congressman Chicago mayor Richard Daley Chicago mayor Richard Daley Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 12 Political Wisdom
  • II love sports. Whenever love sports. Whenever These are not my figures These are not my figures II can, II always watch can, always watch I’m quoting. They’re from I’m quoting. They’re from the Detroit Tigers on the Detroit Tigers on someone who knows someone who knows the radio. the radio. what he’s talking about. what he’s talking about. Gerald Ford Gerald Ford congressman in debate congressman in debate Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages II cannot tell you how cannot tell you how I’m not indecisive. Am I’m not indecisive. Am grateful II am - II am grateful am - am II indecisive? indecisive? filled with humidity. filled with humidity. St. Paul mayor Jim Seibel St. Paul mayor Jim Seibel Texas Speaker of the House Texas Speaker of the House Gib Lewis Gib Lewis Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages II think that the free think that the free Elevate those guns a Elevate those guns a enterprise system is enterprise system is little lower. little lower. absolutely too absolutely too important to be left to important to be left to Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson the voluntary action of the voluntary action of the marketplace. the marketplace. Congressman Richard Kelly Congressman Richard Kelly Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 13 Political Wisdom
  • The private enterprise The private enterprise Those who died in the Those who died in the system indicates that system indicates that earthquake, their lives earthquake, their lives some people have some people have will never be the same will never be the same higher incomes than higher incomes than again. again. others. others. Representative Barbara Boxer Representative Barbara Boxer California governor Jerry Brown California governor Jerry Brown Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages I’ve tried everything to I’ve tried everything to Life is indeed precious Life is indeed precious convince you. Now I’m convince you. Now I’m & II believe the death & believe the death going to be sensible. going to be sensible. penalty helps to affirm penalty helps to affirm this fact. this fact. Newt Gingrich Newt Gingrich New York mayor Edward Koch New York mayor Edward Koch Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages The President has kept The President has kept The police are not here The police are not here all of the promises he all of the promises he to create disorder. to create disorder. intended to keep. intended to keep. They're here to preserve They're here to preserve disorder. disorder. Clinton aide George Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking Stephanopolous speaking Former Chicago mayor Former Chicago mayor on Larry King Live on Larry King Live Daley during the infamous Daley during the infamous 1968 convention 1968 convention Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 14 Political Wisdom
  • If you've seen one If you've seen one China is a big country, China is a big country, redwood tree, you've redwood tree, you've inhabited by many inhabited by many seen them all. seen them all. Chinese. Chinese. Forestry expert Ronald Forestry expert Ronald Former French President Former French President Reagan Reagan Charles de Gaulle Charles de Gaulle Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages What a waste it is to lose What a waste it is to lose At present there are At present there are one's mind. or not to have a one's mind. or not to have a such goings on that such goings on that mind is being very mind is being very everything is at a everything is at a wasteful. How true that is. wasteful. How true that is. standstill. standstill. Dan Quayle at a fund raising event Dan Quayle at a fund raising event for the United Negro College Fund. Sir Boyle Roche Sir Boyle Roche for the United Negro College Fund. He was attempting to quote the line a He was attempting to quote the line a mind is a terrible thing to waste.. mind is a terrible thing to waste Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages II haven’t committed a haven’t committed a This is still the greatest This is still the greatest crime, what II did was fail crime, what did was fail country in the world if country in the world if to comply with the law. to comply with the law. we just steel our wills we just steel our wills and lose our minds. and lose our minds. New York mayor David Dinkins New York mayor David Dinkins Bill Clinton Bill Clinton Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 15 Political Wisdom
  • We lie by not telling you We lie by not telling you II have no idea what have no idea what things - not by telling you things - not by telling you statement was issued, statement was issued, things that aren’t true. things that aren’t true. but II stand behind it but stand behind it 100 percent. 100 percent. Unnamed US official Unnamed US official Bush Budget director Bush Budget director Richard Darman Richard Darman Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages You can’t just let You can’t just let This event is This event is nature run wild. nature run wild. unparalyzed in the unparalyzed in the state’s history. state’s history. Alaska governor Walter Hickel Alaska governor Walter Hickel explaining why he wanted the explaining why he wanted the Texas House speaker Gib Lewis Texas House speaker Gib Lewis state to kills hundreds of state to kills hundreds of wolves wolves Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages The only way to The only way to That question is too That question is too prevent what’s past is prevent what’s past is suppository. suppository. to put a stop to it to put a stop to it Secretary of State Secretary of State before it happens. before it happens. Alexander Haig Alexander Haig Sir Boyle Roche Sir Boyle Roche Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 16 Political Wisdom
  • We should develop We should develop On behalf of all of you, II On behalf of all of you, anti-satellite weapons, anti-satellite weapons, want to express my want to express my because we could not because we could not appreciation for this appreciation for this have prevailed without have prevailed without tremendously warm tremendously warm them in Red Storm them in Red Storm recession. recession. Rising. Rising. Democratic National Committee Democratic National Committee Dan Quayle chairman Ron Brown chairman Ron Brown Dan Quayle Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages II want to thank each & want to thank each & Some reporters say II Some reporters say every one of you for every one of you for don’t have vision. II don’t have vision. having extinguished having extinguished don’t see that. don’t see that. yourself this session. yourself this session. Former President George Bush Former President George Bush Texas House speaker of Texas House speaker of Gib Lewis Gib Lewis Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages We have no political I can’t believe that prisoners - only we are going to let a Communists & people majority of the who disagree with our people decide what’s rule best for the state South Korean President South Korean President Louisiana state representative Louisiana state representative Park Chung Hee Park Chung Hee John Travis John Travis Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 17 Political Wisdom
  • Democracy used to You’re so damned be a good thing, but concerned with what now it has gotten the public thinks that into the wrong it gets in the way of hands what’s best for us Senator Jesse Helms Vista, California city council Vista, California city council Senator Jesse Helms member Jeanette Smith member Jeanette Smith Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages A zebra cannot That’s the way the change its spots cookie bounces Al Gore Al Gore New Orleans mayor Vic Schira New Orleans mayor Vic Schira Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages We are trying to Sixty years of progress, change the 1974 without change constitution, whenever Slogan developed by Saudi Arabian Slogan developed by Saudi Arabian that was passed government to celebrate the government to celebrate the kingdom’s 60th anniverary kingdom’s 60th anniverary Louisiana representative Donald Louisiana representative Donald Ray Kennard Ray Kennard Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 18 Political Wisdom
  • More education is My wife has a very major My wife has a very major not a pancreas cause & a very major cause & a very major interest that is a complex interest that is a complex Mississippi state legislator Mississippi state legislator & time-consuming issue & time-consuming issue for her…and that’s me for her…and that’s me Dan Quayle Dan Quayle Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Eight more days & I Except for his tendency can start telling the to get angry, arrogant & truth again sulky, he’s most qualified Senator Chris Dodd commenting Senator Chris Dodd commenting on election campaigning on election campaigning Noboru Takeshita, former Japanese Noboru Takeshita, former Japanese prime mininster prime mininster Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages He kept the promises It was a mistake. It shows It was a mistake. It shows he meant to keep a lack of politeness to kill a lack of politeness to kill people when the pope people when the pope George Stephanopoulos, former George Stephanopoulos, former asks us not to do it Clinton press secretary Clinton press secretary asks us not to do it Guatemalan government official on Guatemalan government official on the execution of political prisoners the execution of political prisoners just before the pope’s visit just before the pope’s visit Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 19 Political Wisdom
  • No matter where you I think that incest can go, there you are be handled as a family matter within the family attributed to Toronto alderman attributed to Toronto alderman Allan Lambert Allan Lambert Jay Dickey (R, Ark) Jay Dickey (R, Ark) Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages I’m glad I’m not Brezhnev. I’m glad I’m not Brezhnev. Give Bill a second Being the Russian leader Being the Russian leader term, and Al Gore, in the Kremlin you never in the Kremlin you never and I will be turned know if someone’s tape- know if someone’s tape- loose to do what we recording what you say. recording what you say. really want to do Richard Nixon Richard Nixon Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Anyone in his If this thing starts to position needs to be snowball, it will whiter than white catch fire right across the country British MP Jill Knight on former British MP Jill Knight on former South African leader Nelson South African leader Nelson Canadian politician Robert Canadian politician Robert Mandela Mandela Thompson Thompson Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 20 Political Wisdom
  • My appetite is so good When I need a little that I can eat the table advice about Saddam cloth right off the chair Hussein, I turn to country music Representative Joe Moakley Representative Joe Moakley (D Mass) (D Mass) Former President George Bush Former President George Bush Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages We need laws that We need laws that If we (legislators) don’t protect everyone. Men protect everyone. Men watch our respective & women, straights & & women, straights & tails, the people are gays, regardless of gays, regardless of going to be running sexual perversion…ah, sexual perversion…ah, the government pesuasion pesuasion Bill Craven, California state Bill Craven, California state Bella Abzug, New York politician Bella Abzug, New York politician senataor senataor Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages She’s a wonderful, II think that Bill Clinton think that Bill Clinton wonderful person, & should have made it very should have made it very clear to Monica, so her clear to Monica, so her we’re looking forward family, all those forces need family, all those forces need to a happy & wonderful to feel that there’s no fall to feel that there’s no fall night...uh life together guy. The responsibility guy. The responsibility should have been in his lap should have been in his lap Ted Kennedy talking about his Ted Kennedy talking about his fiancee Victoria Reggie fiancee Victoria Reggie Reverend Jesse Jackson Reverend Jesse Jackson Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 21 Political Wisdom
  • Bill Clinton should lay it Things happen more on the table & let the frequently in the future American people decide than they do in the past Congressman overheard Congressman overheard commenting on Clinton scandal commenting on Clinton scandal Washington governor Booth Washington governor Booth Gardner Gardner Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Sooner or later, I Mr. Nixon was the need to do what any 37th President of the candidate does in a United States. He presidential race, I was preceded by 36 need to begin to win others Lamar Alexander Lamar Alexander Gerald Ford Gerald Ford Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Boy, they sure were Ladies, I have here big on crematoriums, some figures which I weren’t they? want you to take home in your heads, which I Former President George Bush Former President George Bush on a tour of Auschwitz in 1988 on a tour of Auschwitz in 1988 know are concrete James McSheehy, San Francisco James McSheehy, San Francisco politician politician Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 22 Political Wisdom
  • Hawaii has always The honorable member been a very pivotal role disagrees. I can hear in the Pacific. It is in him shaking his head. the Pacific. It is part of Former Canadian Prime Minister Former Canadian Prime Minister the US that is an island Pierre Trudeau Pierre Trudeau that is right here. Dan Quayle Dan Quayle Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages All you have to do to All you have to do to We, as Republicans, protect yourself from protect yourself from need to start rowing radiation is go down to radiation is go down to with one oar the bottom of your the bottom of your swimming pool & hold swimming pool & hold Representative John Kasich Representative John Kasich your breath your breath (R. Ohio) (R. Ohio) David Miller, Department of Energy David Miller, Department of Energy spokesman spokesman Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Like most women, I don’t have the brains my wife thinks with for business. I want to her glands, not with go into politics her head Man Xinyu, grandson of Mao Man Xinyu, grandson of Mao Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield Zedong laying out his career plans Zedong laying out his career plans Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 23 Political Wisdom
  • The President doesn’t I think that we are on want any yes-men & an irreversible trend yes-women around toward more freedom him. When he says no, & democracy… but we all say no this could change Elizabeth Dole, assistant public Elizabeth Dole, assistant public Dan Quayle Dan Quayle liaison to President Reagan liaison to President Reagan Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages This amendment We lie by not telling does more damage you things…we don’t than it does harm lie by telling you things that aren’t true Louisiana representative Louisiana representative Cynthia Willard-Lewis Cynthia Willard-Lewis unnamed US official quoted in unnamed US official quoted in Newsday Newsday Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Even if he were mediocre, Even if he were mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre there are a lot of mediocre Men are biologically judges & people & lawyers. judges & people & lawyers. driven to go out & hunt Don’t they deserve some Don’t they deserve some giraffes representation on the court representation on the court Newt Gingrich in a lecture entitled Newt Gingrich in a lecture entitled Roman Hruska, Republican Senator from Roman Hruska, Republican Senator from “Renewing American Civilization” “Renewing American Civilization” Nebraska, commenting on the Nebraska, commenting on the nomination of Harold Carswell to the nomination of Harold Carswell to the Supreme Court Supreme Court Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 24 Political Wisdom
  • II said last week that II was said last week that was I want to have all my trying to keep a lid on my trying to keep a lid on my ducks in a row so that powder, but now it’s time powder, but now it’s time if we did get into a to fight fire with fire to fight fire with fire situation, we could pretty much slam-dunk Senator Robert Packwood Senator Robert Packwood this thing & put it to bed (R Oregon) in response to (R Oregon) in response to suggestions of sexual harassment suggestions of sexual harassment Mayor Lee Cooke of Austin, Texas Mayor Lee Cooke of Austin, Texas Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Why can’t the Jews & What a waste it is to the Arabs just sit down lose one’s mind - or together & settle this not to have a mind. like good Christians How true that is an unnamed senator Dan Quayle addressing the United Dan Quayle addressing the United an unnamed senator Negro College Fund & messing up Negro College Fund & messing up their slogan “A mind is a terrible their slogan “A mind is a terrible thing to waste” thing to waste” Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Then I misquoted then This has all the earmarks This I misspoke myself. I’m of an eyesore of an eyesore still exploring James McSheehy, San Francisco James McSheehy, San Francisco politician politician George W Bush commenting on George W Bush commenting on whether or not he would run for whether or not he would run for President President Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 25 Political Wisdom
  • You know, if I were a I resent your single man, I might ask insinuendoes that mummy out. That’s Chicago mayor Richard J Daley Chicago mayor Richard J Daley a good looking mummy! Bill Clinton looking at a recently Bill Clinton looking at a recently discovered Inca mummy “Juanita” discovered Inca mummy “Juanita” Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages When the President I intend to open this does it, that means country up to it‘s not illegal democracy & anyone who is against that, I Richard Nixon Richard Nixon will jail, I will crush Brazil President Joao Figueiredo Brazil President Joao Figueiredo Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages I have opinions of my Are they taking DDT? own - strong opinions - Dan Quayle asking doctors at a Dan Quayle asking doctors at a but I don’t always Manhattan AIDS clinic about their Manhattan AIDS clinic about their agree with them treatment of choice -- & meaning treatment of choice & meaning to refer to AZT to refer to AZT Former President George Bush Former President George Bush Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 26 Political Wisdom
  • Now the only thing that Get the thing straight remains unresolved is once & for all. The the resolution of the policeman isn’t there problem to create disorder. The policeman is there to Thomas Wells, Ontario minister of Thomas Wells, Ontario minister of preserve disorder education education Chicago mayor Richard J Daley Chicago mayor Richard J Daley Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Remember, there’s There are some that only one taxpayer - say there are so many you & me women now on the floor of the Congress, Calgary councilman John Kushner Calgary councilman John Kushner it looks like a mall Rep Henry Hyde (R. Ill) Rep Henry Hyde (R. Ill) Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages I don’t know anyone Today the real problem here that’s been killed is the future with a handgun Richard J Daley, mayor of Chicago Richard J Daley, mayor of Chicago Rep Avery Alexander (Dem, LA) Rep Avery Alexander (Dem, LA) during debate on gun control during debate on gun control Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 27 Political Wisdom
  • I made no attempt to That’s a good question be inaccurate, but I & let me state the want to be clear that I problem more clearly was not attempting to without going too be precise deeply into the answer Treasury chief of staff Josh Steiner Treasury chief of staff Josh Steiner National Security Chief National Security Chief Brent Scowcroft Brent Scowcroft Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages I’m not going to We’d like to avoid discuss what I’m going problems, because to bring up…even if I when we have don’t discuss it, I’m not problems, we can going to discuss it have troubles Former President George Bush Former President George Bush Arizona governor Wesley Bolin Arizona governor Wesley Bolin Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages I promise you a police The press says that car on every sidewalk the public has a right to know everything. Mayor Marion Barry of DC Mayor Marion Barry of DC That’s a load of garbage CIA spokesman George Lauder CIA spokesman George Lauder Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 28 Political Wisdom
  • It makes it more Anyone can be elected comfortable for governor. I’m proof of everyone that Virginia Corrections Department Virginia Corrections Department Governor Joe Frank Harris of Governor Joe Frank Harris of official on decision to install a new official on decision to install a new Georgia Georgia air-conditioning system in the air-conditioning system in the execution room execution room Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages What does an actor The spontaneous rally know about politics? will begin at 1:45 Ronald Reagan complaining Mike Murphy, adviser to Lamar Mike Murphy, adviser to Lamar Ronald Reagan complaining about Screen Actors Guild Alexander in his bid for the Alexander in his bid for the about Screen Actors Guild President Ed Asner speaking out Republican Presidential Republican Presidential President Ed Asner speaking out on US foreign policy nomination nomination on US foreign policy Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages The first black Following a nuclear Following a nuclear President will have attack on the US, the attack on the US, the to be a politician US Postal Service US Postal Service who is black plans to distribute plans to distribute Emergency Change of Emergency Change of JD Wilder, governor of Virginia JD Wilder, governor of Virginia Address cards Address cards US Federal Emergency Agency US Federal Emergency Agency Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 29 Political Wisdom
  • One of my role Speaking of animals, models, Xena the he married his wife Warrior Princess, Suzanne when he was comes from here in college Secretary of State Madeline Secretary of State Madeline Utah governor Mike Leavitt Utah governor Mike Leavitt Albright during a trip to New Albright during a trip to New introducing Senator Larry Craig introducing Senator Larry Craig Zealand Zealand Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages I would have made a There are lots of things good pope we do that are Richard Nixon irrelevant, but that’s Richard Nixon what the Senate is for Senator Alan Simpson Senator Alan Simpson Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages If pro is the opposite of The skin is an con, then what’s the important interface opposite of progress? between man & the environment Congress From the OHSA document From the OHSA document Ian Jukes Ian Jukes on skin diseases on skin diseases Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 30 Political Wisdom
  • Drinking is the cause I don’t want any of psoriasis information, I just want the facts Secretary of Health Donna Secretary of Health Donna Shalala, intending to refer to Shalala, intending to refer to Calgary councilman John Kushner Calgary councilman John Kushner cirrhosis, the liver disease, cirrhosis, the liver disease, instead of the heartbreak of instead of the heartbreak of psoriasis, the skin disease psoriasis, the skin disease Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Only one thing would Tudors needed be worse than the Jim Bacchus, Florida Jim Bacchus, Florida status quo. And that congressman, in a letter to other congressman, in a letter to other would be for the status representatives looking for representatives looking for volunteers to tutor under- volunteers to tutor under- quo to become the achieving high school students achieving high school students norm Elizabeth Dole, while campaigning Elizabeth Dole, while campaigning Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages I cook occasionally Do you know why just to see how easy God created women? women’s work is Because sheep don’t type House Speaker House Speaker Tip O’Neill Tip O’Neill Texas state senator Texas state senator Kenneth Armbrister Kenneth Armbrister Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 31 Political Wisdom
  • Don’t just talk in words Please burn before reading Tom Wells, Ontario education Tom Wells, Ontario education minister minister 1972 White House memo on illegal 1972 White House memo on illegal campaign tactics being planned campaign tactics being planned against Democratic candidate against Democratic candidate George McGovern George McGovern Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages I will not tolerate I don’t deny that torture intolerance continues to be used in this country, but there Senator Bob Dole Senator Bob Dole are strict orders to the army not to use torture Ernesto Geisel, President of Brazil Ernesto Geisel, President of Brazil Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages A tree’s a tree. How That is true - but not many more do you absolutely true need to look at? Montreal mayor Jean Montreal mayor Jean Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Drapeau Drapeau Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 32 Political Wisdom
  • This is the truth, but Our cabinet is always it’s a lie unanimous, except when we disagree Futurist Ted McCain Futurist Ted McCain BC Premier Bill Bennett BC Premier Bill Bennett Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages For 7 1/2 years I’ve worked For 7 1/2 years I’ve worked I haven’t been to alongside President Reagan. alongside President Reagan. Michigan since the We’ve had triumphs. Made We’ve had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We’ve had last time I was there some mistakes. We’ve had some sex… uh, setbacks. some sex… uh, setbacks. Dan Quayle Dan Quayle Former President George Bush Former President George Bush (then campaigning) (then campaigning) Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages If somebody is gong to I admit Mines Minister stab me in the back, I Ercola has a nice wanna be there body, but it’s too bad it’s connected to her Toronto councilman Allan Lambert Toronto councilman Allan Lambert mouth Gordon Taylor, Canadian Gordon Taylor, Canadian MP MP Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 33 Political Wisdom
  • And now will y’all stand Do you come here & be recognized? often? Gib Lewis, Texas Speaker of the Gib Lewis, Texas Speaker of the Senator Ted Kennedy (D Mass) Senator Ted Kennedy (D Mass) House, on Disability Day, to a group House, on Disability Day, to a group politely chatting with a soup- politely chatting with a soup- of people in wheelchairs watching of people in wheelchairs watching kitchen patron kitchen patron the House session the House session Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Let me give you a She is my whole heart, She is my whole heart, little serious political that one. And it only adds that one. And it only adds advice. One single to her charm that she is to her charm that she is word. Puppies. Worth of Cuban distraction of Cuban distraction the points. Hugh Rodham -- Hillary Clinton’s Hugh Rodham Hillary Clinton’s brother, running for Senate, brother, running for Senate, Former President George Bush Former President George Bush talking about his wife talking about his wife Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Mr. Speaker! Mr. Don’t believe any false Speaker! Won’t you rumors unless you please bang that thing hear them from me of yours on the table? New Orleans mayor Vic Schiro New Orleans mayor Vic Schiro Agnes Kripps, Canadian politician, Agnes Kripps, Canadian politician, to the Speaker of the BC to the Speaker of the BC legislature, during a heated legislature, during a heated discussion on sexual terminology discussion on sexual terminology Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Political Wisdom Through the Ages Page 34 Political Wisdom