Bristow hasn't hit it yet. What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar.
Reported comment made to a Senate clerk while Senator Joseph Bristow of Kansas was making a speech in which he repeatedly used the phrase, "What this country needs...." Although Marshall may have spoken the words, they originated with newspaper cartoonist Kin Hubbard who had his "Abe Martin" character say them.
An unfriendly fairy godmother presented him with a keen sense of humor. Nothing is more fatal in politics.--Colonel Edward M. House, adviser to President Woodrow Wilson.Thomas R. Marshall