Meg Greenfield Quotes.
Since when do grown men and women, who presume to hold high government office and exercise what they think of as “moral leadership,” require ethics officers to tell them whether it is or isn’t permissible to grab the secretary’s behind or redirect public funds to their own personal advantage?
There’s nothing so dangerous for manipulators as people who choose to think for themselves.
If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
If you were starting from scratch to invent an instrument that could impose fiscal discipline, the last one on earth you would come up with is the United States government.
Thin skin is the only kind of skin human beings come with.
Everyone seems to be running against a liar, but nobody seems to be one. Odd – I mean, the math doesn’t work out.
In Washington it is an honor to be disgraced. you have to have been somebody to fall.
Everybody’s for democracy in principle. It’s only in practice that the thing gives rise to stiff objections.
Washington, under Democrats and Republicans, has a profoundly neurotic attitude toward ‘the people.’ It is built on equal parts of suspicion, loathing, fear, respect and dependence.
In government and out, there are vast realms of the bureaucracy dedicated to seeking more information, in perpetuity if need be, in order to avoid taking action.