I cannot think why, but politicians take themselves very seriously indeed. I thought I might see what the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (obtained at Austin’s excellent bookstore which every thinking citizen should visit at least once a week) has to say about them. Here are some of my findings:
● Attlee is said to have remarked that Herbert Morrison
was his own worst enemy:
Not while I’m alive he ain’t. – Ernest Bevin 1881-195
● Question: What are the desirable qualifications for
any young man who wishes to become a politician?
Mr Churchill: It is the ability to foretell what is going
to happen tomorrow, next week, next month,
and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to
explain why it didn’t happen. – Winston Churchill 1874-1965….