Tuesday, February 4, 2014

5 Presidential Quotes


We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business.

- Jimmy Carter

(1924 - , President 1977-1981)

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When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.

- Richard M Nixon

(1913-1994, President 1969-1974)

Nixon’s comment was made during one of the Nixon/Frost interviews in 1977. Frost had quizzed Nixon on his authorisation of a plan to obtain intelligence on those who opposed him. The planned operation included the systematic use of wiretappings, burglaries, or so-called black bag jobs, mail openings and infiltration against antiwar groups and others. It was emphasised to Nixon that some of those activities were clearly illegal but Nixon gave the go-ahead anyway. 

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If I don't have a woman every three days or so I get a terrible headache.

- John F Kennedy 

(1917-1963, President 1961-1963)

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For seven and a half years I've worked alongside President Reagan. We've had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We've had some sex...uh...setbacks.

- George H W Bush

(1924 - , President 1989-1993)

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I die hard but am not afraid to go. I believed from my first attack that I should not survive it — my breath cannot last long.

- George Washington

(1732-1799, President 1789-1797)


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