OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 :::

On Insults

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 4 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

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