Apolitical Aphorisms

These priceless aphorisms appeared in my in-box from an Ottawa follower Dick Inwood. By George decided to reproduce them as, at this stage in the election campaign, all Canadians can use a good laugh. Enjoy!

“If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.” – Jay Leno

“The problem with political jokes is they get elected.” – Henry Cate

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” – Aesop

“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; run for office and your opponents will do it for you.” {author unknown)

“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.” (author unknown)

“I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.” – Adlai Stevenson

“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.” – Doug Larson

“There ought to be one day — just one — when there is open season on politicians.” – Will Rogers

And to add to Dick’s missive, we re-post a few poignant posters we recently have come across on Facebook. Again, enjoy!






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