There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don’t say in power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible.
consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments
and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any means possible, except getting off his back.
but I imagine that they do not exclude the intelligent anticipation of the facts even before they occur.
the attainable — the art of the next best.
is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.