The problem with political jokes is that 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 had 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

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work, and then they get elected and prove it. ~ P.J. O'Rourke

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

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~ Doug Larson

Clarke and Dawe: Lending Merry-Go-Round

Nobody Messes with Joe

Barney Frank at townhall meeting
Running on Hope

Healthy Americans Against Reforming Healthcare (HAARM)
There's Never Been a Year Like 2009!
Bush Pilot

This is my all-time favorite scene from theWest Wing:

David Letterman"Homeland Security has warned of possible summer attacks by Al Qaeda.
And it must be pretty serious because President Bush has already ignored
three memos about this."—David Letterman

"President Bush is going to establish elections there in Iraq. He's going to
rebuild the infrastructure. He's going to create jobs. He said if it works there,
he'll try it here." —David Letterman

Jay Leno"You know what really makes this embarrassing?
The other day the president said the leaders in Iraq
are 'ready to take off the training wheels.'
That's what he said, 'take off the training wheels.'
Then he goes out and falls off his bicycle.
And they wonder why the rest of the world doesn't take us seriously."
—Jay Leno 

Molly IvinsBush has a chemical-dependency problem, but it's not cocaine.
It's Monsanto, Dow, and Union Carbide.
They wrote the checks that put him in the Texas governor's mansion....
Bush had two voluntary emissions-control programs here in Texas.
One involved polluting industries. The other was directed at adolescent males,
who were encouraged to ‘try abstinence.'
Only 3 of our 8,645 most obnoxiously polluting refineries actually volunteered to cut back on their toxic emissions.
Numbers on teenage boys are not yet in.

~ Molly Ivins

Charles RangelWhen Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
was asked what he thought about
President Bush, he replied,

"Well, I really think he shatters the myth
of white supremacy once and for all"

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