"Son, in politics you've got to learn that overnight chickenshit can turn to chicken salad."
- Lyndon Baines Johnson,
asked by a reporter to comment on Johnson's embrace of Vice President Richard Nixon upon Nixon's return to the US after a politically successful visit to Venezuela. The reporter had previously heard Johnson refer to Nixon as "chicken shit".
The online Free Dictionary:
1. A coward.
2. Contemptibly petty, insignificant nonsense.
1. Cowardly; afraid.