Tuesday, August 15, 2006

thought for tuesday

"politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."
ernest benn

12 comments:

Boo said...

oh wow - how apt ... I really have to wonder sometimes what makes people want to get involved in that shi- , I mean stuff.

DivaJood said...

Don't we wonder why the people who are qualified to actually BE in government don't want it?

Mary said...

HA!

enigma4ever said...

great quote...( Spadoman told me about your blog- he was right- it is great..)

dawn said...

Betmo,
Great quote, I left positions in the school system because of politics. It made me sick, I had a friend who was a lunatic like me ,always running involved and doing. He decided to get into politics and I wouldn't even shake his hand now. I find most sleazy and the oil dripping off his is the same.

shawn (aka blogstud) said...

Very clever, and often very true.

SadButTrue said...

Interesting quote, I had it attributed to Groucho Marx. I wonder who was the original?
Boo and Divajood bring up an interesting point (the same point IMO). How else can one explain, in a nation of nearly 300 million, the selection of a dyslexic C student as president?
A perhaps more salient point is that the requirements for getting elected which are basically self-serving are so at odds with the requirements of fulfilling the office which SHOULD be in the service of all.

pissed off patricia said...

Sadly, it's true

5th Estate said...

that's not bad. How about this?

"Politics is the practice of seeking weakness and finding advantage,regardless of any practical merit in either, and whether actually accomplished or not, claiming to have done so."

5th Estate said...

sadbuttrue...

"the requirements for getting elected...are so at odds with the requirements of fulfilling the office.."
nicely, actually, beautifully put.

betmo said...

5th- very eloquent quote- thanks. thanks to everyone who comments- it gives me food for thought.

Obob said...

classic and dead on, Gov. Daniels slammed Baron Hill for nevr having a real job. Hill has always been a poltician