9 Obama feliciteert Overheid in Nederland

Fragment YouTube over Overheid in Nederland

Op dit moment zijn de voorverkiezingen in Amerika. Voldoende reden om enkele grappige en cryptische quotes van Amerikaanse personen te benoemen. 

De top 10:

President Bill Clinton, 17 augustus 1998:

1 ‘It all depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

Burgemeester van Washington, Marion Barry, 24 maart 1989:

2 ‘Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.’

President Richard Nixon, 1977

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

Perswoordvoerder van het Witte huis, 26 oktober 2007:

4 ‘It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I’m pretty sure.’

President-kandiaat Michelle Bachmann, 26 januari 2005:

5 ‘Literally, if we took away the minimum wage — if conceivably it was gone — we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.’

President George Bush, 10 juli 2008

6 ‘Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.’

Vice-president Joe Biden, 22 september 2008

7 ‘When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.’

President Ronald Reagan, 6 december 1982:

8 ‘Well, I learned a lot….I went down to (Latin America) to find out from them and (learn) their views. You’d be surprised. They’re all individual countries.’

Burgemeester van New York, Edward Koch, 15 april 1985:

9 ‘Life is indeed precious, and I believe the death penalty helps affirm this fact.”

US-minister Donald Rumsfeld, 12 februari 2002:

10 ‘Reports that say something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.’

Eerder schreven we over de ’tactiek’ van de uitspraak ‘I did not have sex with that woman‘ en benoemden we (Nederlandse) politici & politieke quotes.  Wekelijks volgen artikelen over de politiek en de overheid.