Lest you think there are less of them, here are a few from yesterday. Yep, these are all from one day. But believe you me, this has nothing to do with Gonzales being under oath.
- "There are jobs Americans aren't doing. ... If you've got a chicken factory, a chicken-plucking factory, or whatever you call them, you know what I'm talking about."
I sure do. I spent much of my collegiate days plucking the chick-a-dees.
- "Politics comes and goes, but your principles don't. And everybody wants to be loved _ not everybody. ... You never heard anybody say, `I want to be despised, I'm running for office.'"
Uh, remember Alan Keyes?
- "I've been in politics long enough to know that polls just go poof at times."
So do emails, memory, testimony, presidential approval polls, and rationales for war.
- "There are some similarities, of course [between Iraq and Vietnam]. Death is terrible."
Unless we are talking about the death penalty or the death of a mother that could have been saved with a late term abortion. Or any death in a Rambo movie. Those are cool.
- "Remember the rug?"
This is after he was asked about his hope for succeeding in Iraq. He likes to tell this story of his first major decision when he entered office. He had to get a rug for the Oval Office. Overwhelmed, he gave that task to his wife with the instructions that the rug reflects optimism. Now we just need one that says common sense.
- "A good marriage is really good after serving together in Washington, D.C."
A good second marriage to a trophy wife in Florida . . . priceless.