April 21, 2024

Modern Politics

cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“I will not withdraw, even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me.”
— President George W. Bush

“Good thing we’ve still got politics — finest form of free entertainment ever invented.”
— Molly Irvins

“My FOX guys, I love every single one of them.”
— Condoleezza Rice

“What we really expect out of the Democrats is for them to treat us as they would liked to have been treated.”
— John Boehner

“I don’t want to deal with global warming.”
— Antonin Scalia

“In the arguments, Justice Scalia said, ‘I’m not a scientist, I don’t want to deal with global warming.’ I just wish he felt that way about presidential elections.”
— Al Gore

“We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens’ creme brulee.”
— Ann Coulter

“He raped 10 women. I never expected it from him. He surprised all of us. We all envy him.”
— Vladimir Putin

“To link me to George Bush is like linking me to an Oscar…it’s ridiculous.”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Well, if I were one of these sickos, I’d be nervous with America’s Most Wanted on my trail.”
— Mark Foley

“Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me.”
— Trent Lott

“You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.”
— President George W. Bush

“We have a lot of kids who don’t know what works means. They think work is a four-letter word.”
— Hillary Rodham Clinton

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