Monday, December 12, 2005

Get Back.

What’s up with Joe Lieberman?

And what ever happened to having a president who was quotable because of the wisdom of his remarks instead of the stupidity of them?

"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."

"Roosevelt in the Kansas City Star", 149
May 7, 1918

Theodore Roosevelt quotes


Abram said...

Lieberman is auditioning for Secretary of Defense perhaps...

Neil Shakespeare said...

Geez, quoted for wisdom instead of stupidity? Can't quite recall when that last happened. I guess I'm gettin' kinda used to this stupid shit.

Blueberry said...

Abram: Seems to explain his practicing his "lockstep".

NS: Yeah, seems like it was JFK. Not that no president since has been quotable for something positive, but with every word being recorded in the media it's easier to find the dumb stuff. With the current administration, it's hard to find ANYthing but dumb stuff... make that impossible.