Tuesday, May 03, 2016

 

Quotable: On Presidential Candidates

By the time a man [sic] gets to be presidential material he's been bought ten times over.

Source: Gore Vidal, Newsweek, Nov. 18, 1974, as quoted in America in Quotations (McFarland, 2003) by Bahman Dehgan, ed., p. 177, entry 3138.

See also: Ambrose Bierce's definitions of "politics" and "vote".

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