With elections due soon in the USA and the UK, to name but two, let’s be refreshed by these canny thoughts from people most of whom have been around the political block many times. Thanks to my good friend Laurence H. from London, England and Los Angeles, CA, for sharing…
If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
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
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.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
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.
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.
There ought to be one day — just one — when there is open season on senators.
What are your favourite thoughts on why you gotta love politicians?
And should you be interested in learning more on how to express more effectively your political and other thoughts, check this out while you’re here…
As you probably know, here in the UK we recently acknowledged the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar – to quote Wikipedia:
The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) was a naval engagement fought by the Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies, during the War of the Third Coalition (August–December 1805) of the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815). The battle was the most decisive naval victory of the war.
Here we join Admiral Horatio Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy on the eve of the great battle…
Letter from Canada August 21st
If you live in the UK, or have visited there recently and lodged with us proles in the suburbs and villages, you’ll know how fond we all are of pre-packed sandwiches. So why do I have to search high and low for one in Canada?