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Send In The Clowns

Circuses struggle to find new clowns as top prospects go into politics

Send In The Clowns thanks to Dan MacAulay

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All politics is local. - Thomas P O'Neil

Well, you can always be a clown. - Chantal Blanchard

Politics makes strange red-fellows. - Will Rogers

Politics have no relation to morals. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Under every stone lurks a politician. - Aristophanes

In politics an absurdity is not a handicap. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Man is not free unless government is limited. - Ronald Reagan

Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it. - Unknown

A politician... one that would circumvent God. - William Shakespeare

Politics is just show business for ugly people. - Jay Leno

A government of law is a government of lawyers. - Saying

If men were angels, no government would be necessary. - James Madison

The Golden Rule has no place in a political campaign. - John J Ingalls

Government cannot and must not replace private initiative. - Kim Campbell

World War II was the last government program that really worked. - George Will

There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress. - Mark Twain

It's a terrible shame that politics has become show business. - Sydney Pollack

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions. - Ted Koppei

The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I'd be honest. - Rodney Dangerfield

A politician will do anything to keep his job - even become a patriot. - William Randolph

Government can't give us anything without depriving us of something else. - Henry Hazlitt

To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government. - Mark Twain

The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office. - Will Rogers

Clown Shoes: Any item, person, or organization that can not be taken seriously - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism. - Bill Moyers

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary? - Marion Barry

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. - Doug Larson

I was the class clown so I was used to performing and fooling around in front of my friends. - Dominic Monaghan

I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling. - Steve Irwin

What is the first part of politics? Education. The second? Education. And the third? Education. - Jules Michelet

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers. - Nikita Khruschev

So, if we lie to the government, it's a felony.
But if they lie to us, it's politics. - Bill Murray

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joe-k. - Will Rogers

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. - P.J. O'Rourke

It's our experience that political leaders don't always mean the opposite of what they say. - Abba Eban

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare. - Daniel P Moynihan

Get thee glass eyes;
And, like a scurvy politician, seem
To see the things thou dost not. - William Shakespeare

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

I don't look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans. - Kin Hubbard

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. - Frederic Bastiat

Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism. - Claude McKay

I won't eat anything that has intelligent life, but I would gladly eat a network executive or a politician. - Marty Feldman

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason. - Jose Maria de Eca de Queiroz

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato

The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets. - Lysander Spooner

Harold MacMillan is a very intelligent man, who, as so often happens in politics, achieved supreme power too late. - Malcolm Muggeridge

What politicians want to create is irreversible change because when you leave office someone changes it back again. - Estelle Morris

I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me. Nothing. Zero. - George Carlin

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry. - Joseph Heller

Physicians and politicians resemble one another in this respect, that some defend the constitution and others destroy it. - Unknown

If the government was as afraid of disturbing the consumer as it is of disturbing business, this would be some democracy. - Kin Hubbard

Very few of these panic-mongers have any personal knowledge of the countries that are already under blackshirt government. - Lord Rothermere

I'm not interested in cutting the feet off my characters or stretching them to make them fit my certain political view. - Margaret Atwood

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen. - George MacDonald

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire

A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life. - John Stuart Mill

Papers say: 'Congress is deadlocked and can't act.' I think that is the greatest blessing that could befall this country. - Will Rogers

Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people. - Joe Biden

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. - Aristotle

NEED now means wanting someone else's money. GREED means wanting to keep your own. COMPASSION is when a politician arranges the transfer. - Joseph Sobran

I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' - Ralph Nader

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth - something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it. - Edward I Kock


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