Monday, October 09, 2006

Old Fogey's Quotes for Monday

"Republicans don't know anything about working-class survival."
Bobby Higgins, a retiree and lifelong GOP voter, and now an active Democratic campaign volunteer in Missouri
A Balancing Act in the Upper South
[If the Democrats do regain legislative control, I hope they represent the working class as well as the Republicans have represented big business]

"Only in Washington, D.C., can you take a group of people in charge of the House and basically have evidence that they've been looking the other way while a predator has been . . . going after 15- and 16-year-old pages, [and] they somehow . . . have the audacity to turn that into a political attack against Democrats."
Rep. Martin T. Meehan (D-Mass.) in response to a charge on"Fox News Sunday"by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.)
Lawmaker Saw Foley Messages In 2000
[It is easy to do because the Rovian attack machine has no connection to truth or decency]

"It's time for the nation's political leaders to get beyond the circular conviction that they can't propose a carbon tax because nobody is proposing a carbon tax. What sort of leadership is that?"
WaPo editorial
As Oil Ebbs
[That's the result of having to legislate with the leaders we have rather than the leaders we want. Maybe that can change at least some in November]

"Mr. Foggo stated 'we will have no more books. I will redact the [expletive] out of your book so no one will want to read it.' "
Gary Berntsen, former CIA operative, regarding the CIA's executive director, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo's response to his announcement that he was going to write a book
Suing Over the CIA's Red Pen
[Fortunately the cloak of secrecy around this administration is finally having a few holes ripped in it]


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