Monday, October 10, 2011

Agnew Speaks

A selection of quotes attributed to the 39th Vice President of the United States, Spiro Agnew, on the anniversary of his ignominious resignation from that office in 1973.

"In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism."

"I didn't say I wouldn't go into ghetto areas. I've been in many of them and to some extent I would say this; if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all."

"The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap."

"Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages."

"Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer."

"Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb."

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