THE FAMOUS DISHONESTLY-ATTRIBUTED QUOTE:
“An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.”
THE GEORGE CARLIN CONNECTION:
“An honest politician is as much an oxymoron as jumbo shrimp.”
THE JOEY ADAMS VARIATION:
“An honest politician is one who’s never been caught.”
“An honest politician is regarded as a sort of marvel, like a calf with five legs, and the news that one has appeared is commonly received with derision.”
“In the good old days, an honest politician was one who lied only when he had to. But now lies are becoming the accepted language of government at the highest levels, the theory being that sooner or later the people of the country will become so confused and disillusioned that they will just mind their own business, and leave governing to well-placed liars.”
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