Monday, December 10, 2007

Political Satire

The Mises blog has an excellent post on political satire. A few excerpts:

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." Mark Twain

"If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep." Will Rogers

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies." Groucho Marx

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys." P.J. O'Rourke

"In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from office." Ambrose Bierce

"If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner." H.L. Mencken

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