On the Whig leader. Lord John Russell:
'If a traveller were informed that such a man was the leader of the House of Commons, he might begin to comprehend how the Egyptians worshipped an ant.' Benjamin Disraeli
He's the sort of politician who shakes your hand before an election and your confidence afterwards.
On Stanley Baldwin:
'He occasionally stumbled over the truth, but hastily picked himself up and hurried on as if nothing had happened. ' Sir Winston Churchill
His problem is that he's always trying to save both faces.
'The closest thing to a Tory in disguise is a Whig in power.' Benjamin Disraeli
When they ask you to vote for them and for good government they're expecting you to have two votes.
On Gerald Ford:
'Gerry Ford is a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off.' Lyndon Johnson
Like the earth they'll be flattened at the polls.
Commenting on a bill presented to Parliament by the post-war Labour government, Sir Winston Churchill noted the apparent influence of the Labour minister, Herbert Morrison, and referred to him in his comment:
'Here I see the hand of the master craftsman, the Lord President.'
The Rt. Honourable gentleman has promoted me,' said Morrison.
'Craft is common to both skill and deceit,' said Churchill.
They encourage contributions from the rich and votes V from the poor under the pretence that they're protecting them from each other.
'Richard Nixon self-impeached himself. He gave us , Gerald Ford instead.' Bella Abzug
Consistency is his trade-mark. Once bought he stays bought.
On Austen Chamberlain:
'Austen always played the gameand always lost it.' F. E. Smith
It strikes me that you just stand for what you think people will fall for.
On Hubert Humphrey:
'Apparently Mr. Humphrey isn't comfortable playing the Lone Ranger after playing Tonto for so long.' Spiro Agnew
They make a point of looking at every issue from every angle. It makes them easier to side-step.
On Neville Chamberlain:
'He saw foreign policy through the wrong end of a municipal drain-pipe.' David Lloyd George
He shouts his head off about the need for economy everywhere but in his own constituency.
On President Carter:
'I worship the very quick-sand he walks on.'
The only reason she stands stubbornly on her record is to prevent us from having a clear look at it.
On the Labour party:
'I do not often attack the Labour party. They do it so well themselves.' Ted Heath