Friday, January 16, 2009

Quotable Quotes: Everett Dirksen

Next Tuesday, a senator from Illinois will bring his Midwestern sensibilities to the White House. So, it seems appropriate to look back at the words of another famous political figure from the Prairie State. No, not that one. Rather, the one who got to be known by some as the “Wizard of Ooze”.

“When a member of the House moves over to the Senate, he raises the IQ of both bodies.”

“I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.”

“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.”

“During a political campaign everyone is concerned with what a candidate will do on this or that question if he is elected except the candidate; he's too busy wondering what he'll do if he isn't elected.”

“I have said, with respect to authorization bills, that I do not want the Congress or the country to commit fiscal suicide on the installment plan.”

Have a good weekend.

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