Sunday, October 22, 2006

Old Fogey's Quotes on the 2006 Elections

Time is getting short

"I don't think it was ever a map for taking back the majority. But the very fact of it is, we get closer to winning the majority every single week."
Democratic strategist
Democrats Strengthen Chances For Senate
[The corruption and incompetence of the GOP--and especially King George the Befuddled--may yet allow the Dems to recapture those seats 'made safe' by Republican gerrymandering]

"I didn't want to piss off a member of an institution that I really revered."
Former Republican page from 2002
How Foley Skirted Rules To Pursue Relationships
[Gee whiz, I wonder he if still feels that way. If so, perhaps he and the couple of dozen of his cohorts could establish a congressional fan club. How about the motto, "We'll Fall for Anything"]

"He's like Lyndon Johnson, who finished almost every campaign in a hospital bed. As someone from Texas, I don't make that comparison lightly, but Rahm just may be our skinny, nine-fingered, Jewish, Chicago version of LBJ."
Paul Begala, a friend and political compatriot of Rahm Emanuel, who is campaigning hard to get a Democratic House out of the November elections
Fighting for The Spoils
[We can only hope that if Emanuel is successful, he will restore credibility to the government, unlike the man whose actions created the term 'credibility gap.' On the other hand, at least LBJ pushed through needed domestic legislation while catapulting us into an unnessary and unwinnable war]

“I’ve acquired a lot of new friends this year. And I haven’t gotten any nicer.”
Representative Barney Frank, Democrat of Massachusetts, referring to the increased attention of lobbyists and companies as a result of the Democratic surges in polls
Guardedly, Democrats Are Daring to Believe
[Fortunately, the Democrats will not owe their election success to big business and the wealthy elite, who are now hedging their bets. Perhaps we will be led away from the grand goal of enriching the rich]

"There is probably no worse time to begin a serious discussion about Iraq policy than two weeks before a close, bitter election."
Editorial, NYTimes
Blowing in the Wind
[Well, well, well. It seems that even the 'future of the free world' is up for negotiation if the election is close enough]


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