We could have fighting, killing over cigarettes if we made it a felony to sell a cigarette or smoke one. So we legalized it. If all you do is try to find a police or military solution to the problem, a lot of people die and it doesn’t solve the problem.
Man, it’s too bad that guy was never in a position where he could do something about it…
I wish I knew that he was willing to listen to my advice, I would have given him some: I would have told him not to impeach Clinton, I would have told his successors not to go to war with Iraq, and I would have told DeLay not to go on the dance show.
- Barney Frank, on Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay
Traditionally, there have also been practical jokes played on the incoming administration. Clinton’s outgoing transition team famously took all the W’s off the White House computer keyboards. But, to give them credit, the Bush administration got them all back by destroying the country over the following eight years. Who’s laughing now, President 42?
- John Oliver, in The Bugle