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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Quoes of the Morning: We've Got Big Balls

“I want to welcome you all here; Laura and I are so thrilled you're here. We want to welcome your spouses. I particularly want to say a thanks to your spouse for having supported your run for the Congress or the Senate. Laura and I know how hard it is on a family to be in the political arena. It's the ultimate sacrifice, really: sacrifice your privacy; it's a sacrifice of time with your kids. But you're going to find it's worthwhile -- serving this great country is an unbelievable honor, and both the elected official and the spouse are serving our great country.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, to the new members of Congress, January 4, 2005

“I hate to argue with our Fearless Leader, but I’m afraid that the guys sitting in the sand taking bullets for your unnecessary little war are making the ‘ultimate sacrifice’. You are spending vacations clearing brush in that little stage set you call a ranch while they are losing limbs and lives. How dare you talk about politics as the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ you hypocritical ass.”

“NYTM: I hear one of the [inaugural] balls will be reserved for troops who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan.
JP: Yes, the Commander-in-Chief Ball. That is new. It will be about 2,000 servicemen and their guests. And that should be a really fun event for them.
NYTM: As an alternative way of honoring them, did you or the president ever discuss canceling the nine balls and using the $40 million inaugural budget to purchase better equipment for the troops?
JP: I think we felt like we would have a traditional set of events and we would focus on honoring the people who are serving our country right now -- not just the people in the armed forces, but also the community volunteers, the firemen, the policemen, the teachers, the people who serve at, you know, the -- well, it's called the StewPot in Dallas, people who work with the homeless.
NYTM: How do any of them benefit from the inaugural balls?
JP: I'm not sure that they do benefit from them.
NYTM: Then how, exactly, are you honoring them?
JP: Honoring service is what our theme is about.”
-New York Times Magazine interview with Jeanne L. Phillips, chairwoman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, January 2, 2004

“Once again, this administration goes over-the-top to prove that they have the biggest balls of them all. Yep, Dubya is making the Ultimate Sacrifice for his country..”

“Some balls are held for charity
And some for fancy dress
But when they're held for pleasure
They're the balls that I like best
My balls are always bouncing
To the left and to the right
It's my belief that my big balls
Should be held every night”
-AC/DC, Big Balls


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