From Pine View Farm

Elections 0

Today’s Quotes of the Day, from the Quotemaster. The last one is the best.

Our elections are free, it’s in the results where eventually we pay.
– Bill Stern

In politics it is necessary either to betray one’s country or
the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
– Charles de Gaulle, 1899 – 1970

The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the
most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are
those who try to tell them the truth. A Galileo could no more
be elected president of the United States than he could be
elected Pope of Rome. Both high posts are reserved for men
favored by God with an extraordinary genius for swathing the
bitter facts of life in bandages of self-illusion.
– Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 – 1956

Californians seem to understand that government’s major
function is to entertain. No matter who is elected, the
politicos end up swindling us, wasting our tax money on
pork-barrel projects. The only way to reclaim at least some
of that lost money is to elect politicians who put on a good show.
– Orange County Register

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or
before an election.
– Otto von Bismarck, 1815 – 1898

Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are
decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy
two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
– Lily Tomlin


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