Letters to the Editor

David Streifford: Real viewpoints

As yet another election year approaches, as we voters tire of the fire and brimstone rhetoric of candidates, especially from the 10 or so Republican candidates still standing, it is often comforting, if not illuminating, to recall some more insightful remarks from fellow Americans.

“I think it’s about time we voted for senators with breasts. After all, we’ve been voting for boobs long enough.” – Claire Sargent, 1992 Arizona senatorial candidate.

“The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.” – P.J. O’Rourke.

“Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we could identify their corporate sponsors.” – Caroline Baum.

“The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.” – Clare Boothe Luce.

David Streifford