The headlines are filled with pundits' prognostications regarding somewhat distant upcoming elections. To counter the pontificating, here are some thoughts gleaned from folks wittier, wiser, & sometimes much snarkier than I.
“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, & the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.”
“Though in paradise the lion will lay down with the lamb, in Paradise they will not have to submit their rival political views to general election.”
-Amelia E. Barr
“Money was the manure of politics.”
“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”
“I’ve seen public opinion shift like a wind & put out the very fire it lighted.”
“The vote is a power, a weapon of offense & defense, a prayer.”
-Carrie Chapman Catt
“Women are young at politics, but they are old at suffering; soon they will learn that through politics they can prevent some kinds of suffering.”
“A Platform is something a candidate stands for & the voters fall for.”
May the pontification not get you down. And if you have comments about the quotes, please share them.
Big thanks to this week’s sources: Jon Winokur’s The Portable Curmudgeon & Rosalie Maggio’s The New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women.
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