Greatest political quote of the year

While I (thankfully) no longer live in South Carolina, we’re close enough that the Mark Sanford mess has been in the news pretty much constantly, and his “let me continue to apologize all over the place, and oh by the way I’m not quitting so y’all can just kiss my butt” op-ed column ran in our paper today. In an accompanying article about the column, the following quote was featured:

Sanford, who has long fought to give the governor’s office more control in the legislatively strong state, wrote that he would continue to push his agenda.

Senate Minority Leader John Land… doubts the governor can change or knows how to compromise. “If he didn’t get his way, he’d take his balls and go home, so he left a lot of things on the table.”

Somehow I doubt they’re doing him a lot of good at home at the moment…

Maybe I should run for office. My campaign slogan could be “Executive Pagan – keeping it in his pants since 1994.”


6 thoughts on “Greatest political quote of the year

  1. executivepagan Post author

    Yeah, pointing at somebody else and saying “He did it too!” didn’t work in junior high, either.

  2. R.D. Hammond

    The “take his balls and go home” thing is a great moment of political “misspeaks.”

    Still, stuff like this makes me wonder if Athene is rolling her grey eyes so hard at us they’re about to fall out of her head. I suppose political scandal was nothing new in classical times, but man. It’s a mess out there these days.

  3. Kay

    “If he didn’t get his way, he’d take his balls and go home, so he left a lot of things on the table.”

    I think he should take his balls and go home … and I think someone should disinfect that table. Ewww. Ewww.


  4. Feral Boy

    Here’s something else that’s rather frightening — you may be moved to
    another entry by it:

    Ireland outlaws blasphemy:

    “…Aside from a €25,000 fine (reduced from the €100,000 originally sought by the government), the new Defamation Act gives the authorities the power to stage raids on publishers: the courts may now issue a warrant authorising the police to enter, using ‘reasonable force’, premises where they have grounds for believing there are copies of ‘blasphemous statements’.” …

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