Great Quotes From American History, Marion Barry Edition
November 13, 2017, 06:17 PM
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Apropos of John Derbyshire's post about the forthcoming statue of Marion Shepilov Barry, I recall the joke pinned to the bulletin board of a very large and prominent media organization in Washington, D.C., after the FBI filmed the leftist crook smoking crack with a prostitute.

It went something like this:

Great Quotes From American History:
  • "I cannot tell a lie" — George Washington
  • "Give me liberty or give me death" — Patrick Henry
  • "I have not yet begun to fight" — John Paul Jones
  • "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country" — Nathan Hale
  • "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" — David Farragut
  • "A house divided against itself cannot stand" — Abraham Lincoln
  • "Walk soft and carry a big stick" — Theodore Roosevelt
  • "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" — Franklin Roosevelt
  • "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" — John F. Kennedy
  • "The bitch set me up" — Marion Barry