Monday, September 22, 2008

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?*

Think about these quotes when watching the evening news or looking at the latest poll results:

If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner. ~Lindsey Nelson

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right? ~Robert Orben

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~George Jean Nathan

Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason. ~Author Unknown

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

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

George Washington is the only president who didn't blame the previous administration for his troubles. ~Author Unknown

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians. ~Charles Krauthammer

There is only one opinion poll that I am interested in and that is the one that will take place on election day. ~Michael Howard

*The title of this post is a quote from The Quote Garden, author unknown.

See more election quotes at The Quote Garden and at Said What?

3 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

I really enjoy your thought provoking blog!

Judy said...

I love the Will Rogers one! I love the picture of you that your dad took also. How cute!

Beth said...

Thanks for the great quotes---both humorous and sobering at the same time.