Some of our folks went to Washington to drain the swamp and made partnership with the alligators instead.fred thompson
The idea (for the painting ‘Room in New York’, 1932, ed.) had been in my mind a long time before I painted it. It was suggested by glimpses of lighted interiors seen as I walked along city streets at night, probably near the district where I live (Washington Square, New York, fh) although it’s no particular street or house, but is really a synthesis of many impressions.Edward Hopper
You have shown what history teaches us that at defining moments like this one, the change we need doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington.Barack Obama
GEORGE Washington, with his right arm upraised, sits his iron horse at the lower corner of Union Square * * * Should the General raise his left hand as he has raised his right, it would point to a quarter of the city that forms a haven for the oppressed and suppressed of foreign lands. In the cause of national or personal freedom they have found refuge here, and the patriot who made it for them sits his steed, overlooking their district, while he listens through his left ear to vaudeville that caricatures the posterity of his protégés.
Washington isa sieve?it was virtually impossibletofind out who was doing the leaking and shut them up.
A little shorter than the Washington monument, erect, elegant, dogmatic, and ironically witty.
I have my detractors in Washington. There are bastards who spread things around, of course, who planted nasty things in the media.Hans Blix
Jefferson refused to pin his hopes on the occasional success of honest and unambitious men; on the contrary, the great danger was that philosophers would be lulled into complacence by the accidental rise of a Franklin or a Washington. Any government which made the welfare of men depend on the character of their governors was an illusion.daniel j. boorstin
As long as I was in Washington I never met anybody that I thought was good enough, who knew enough, or who loved enough to make sexual decisions for anybody else.joycelyn elders
This is an ironic choice for a president-elect who has promised to change Washington, make politics more civil and govern from the center.rahm emanuel
When I was little in Spokane, Washington I drew all the time... and my father would bring paper home ... and I mostly drew browning automatic water-cooled sub-machine guns... that was my favorite.david lynch
There is only one thing I wast to say about Ohio that has a political tinge, and that is that I think a mistake has been made of recent years in Ohio in failing to continue as our representatives the same people term after term. I do not need to tell a Washington audience, among whom there are certainly some who have been interested in legislation, that length of service in the House and in the Senate is what gives influence.william howard taft
Presidents may go to the seashore or to the mountains. Cabinet officers may go about the country explaining how fortunate the country is in having such an administration, but the machinery at Washington continues to operate under the army of faithful non-commissioned officers, and the great mass of governmental business is uninterrupted.william howard taft
The more things change, the more they stay the same.karr. alphonse
The purpose of the University of Washington cannot be to produce black lawyers for blacks, Polish lawyers for Poles, Jewish lawyers for Jews, Irish lawyers for Irish. It should be to produce good lawyers for Americans and not to place First Amendment barriers against anyone.william o. douglas
But we have grounds to assume also that the normal proportion of them are subject to that very human weakness, especially displayed in Washington, which leads men to "crook the pregnant hinges of the knee where thrift may follow fawning."robert h. jackson
When the Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions.robert h. jackson
We don't have a tax revenue problem in Washington, we have a spending problem in Washington.paul ryan
Here's to our beloved George Washington, the Joshua of America, who commanded the sun and the moon to stand still and they obeyed.
If regular visits with prostitutes kept the political class from launching trillion-dollar war- and welfare programs, and financing Fanny, Freddy and the Fed I would personally contribute to a prostitution fund for Washington whores. The prostitutes would be the patriots.
In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world - and we will not allow it.george w. bush
Good evening.:; We've just received warning from the office of the Handicapper General that suspected- anarchist Harrison Bergeron has escaped from custody.:; Arrested six years ago for propagandist vandalism , broadcast piracy , refusal to report for his quarterly handicapping evaluations, and for the blatant removal of his handicaps in a public place, Mr.:;Bergeron had been awaiting trial in a maximum security prison here in Washington, D.:;C., when he, miraculously, disappeared from his cell earlier this evening.:; Please be advised that Bergeron is a genius and an athlete, is underhandicapped, and is considered extremely dangerous .
As a Texas loyalist who followed Bush to Washington with great hope and personal affection and as a proud member of his administration, I was all too ready to give him and his highly experienced foreign policy advisers the benefit of the doubt on Iraq. Unfortunately, subsequent events have showed that our willingness to trust the judgment of Bush and his team was misplaced.
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