Wednesday, November 29, 2006 :::
So many pixels have perished over the Webb-Bush exchange. The partisans on both sides are in a dither...where will this all lead? Isn't it exciting?
As confrontations go, this doesn't even qualify as mildly entertaining. For the real stuff, we have to go back a bit, to a time when insults, rebuffs and cutting remarks had some spice. And who better to spice things up than LBJ?
He is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time. (Johnson on Gerald Ford)
I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad. (Johnson on Nixon)
Or how about Harry Truman on Nixon?
He is a shifty-eyed goddamn liar....He's one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.
Or Truman on Eisenhower?
Why, this fellow don't know any more about politics than a pig knows about Sunday.
Now there's some good old-fashioned smack.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 11/29/2006