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Election Countdown + Will Rogers quote + More


A Reminder: March 23, 2006 update

Today:
There are now only 54 more days,
after today
until the Adair County Primary Election May 16, 2006

INSIDE: More Quotes, Advices, and Political Anecdotes



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WILL ROGERS QUOTE: ELECTIONS LIKE MARRIAGES
Elections are a good deal like marriages, there's no accounting for anyone's taste. Every time we see a bridegroom we wonder why she ever picked him, and it's the same with public officials. - WILL ROGERS, submitted by CYRUS
QUOTE by NIXON ON WINNING ELECTIONS
Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion. - RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON. Submitted by CYRUS.

QUOTE on the WHY IT'S HARD TO VOTE FOR THE BEST MAN

We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.--FRANK McKINNEY HUBBARD, a Hooiser worthy of our attention. Submitted by Cyrus.

Blake Aaron, 11: Some day I will vote on my own

Ive been going to vote with my Mom and Dad since I was about 4 years old. My parents always told me its a privilege to vote and you respect that right. My Dad taught U.S. Government and my Mom is a Political Buff. I think if my Mom wasnt able to vote she would lose her sanity. My Mom says if you dont vote then you dont have a right to complain about who gets into office.

Not too long ago, we were voting for the governor of Kentucky and we werent supposed to tell my grandmother and sister who everyone else in the family was voting for. When November came, I went to the polls with my parents and Grandmother Aaron. While we were in the voting booth, I asked my grandmother, Do you really want to vote for Chandler after all you are a Republican? Well she went ahead and voted for Chandler.

My Mom and Dad famous words when I go into the voting booth with them are Dont tell anyone who I voted for. The moral of the story is vote how you want and dont let people pressure you to vote any other way. Ive been going into the voting booth since I was about 4 years old and some day I will vote on my own. So when May rolls around, whether youre a Democrat or Republican, get on a bike, 4-wheeler, call a taxi or get in your vehicle and go VOTE. - BLAKE AARON

CRITIQUE of GREAT POLITICAL WRITING

Of all the political quips and quotes you've posted in the Election Day countdown, Blake Aaron's thoughts outshine them all. If only a tithe of the electorate and the politicians were as wise and insightful as he.- CYRUS
Epic election rascality: A splendid story from Judge Baker about 1840's election

Judge Herschel Clay Baker, expressing the collective voice of Old Timers when they spoke of a hot and heavy 1840s era Kentucky House election involving Joshua Bell and Adair Countian George A. Caldwell:
Judge Baker laments passing
of kegs of free drinks,
election season fist fights
"I recollect it so well, we had three day elections in those days, andit was mighty hard to tell how it would be, and things would get mighty warm towards the last, and there was a heap of pulling and dragging backand forth, sometimes mighty tough fights would come up, but they didn't use pistols, it was just a knock down and drag out. Bell's friends had their barrel with plenty of sugar and tin cups over yonder on the east corner of the public square, and Caldwell's friends had their barrel and sugar and cups on this corner, and all you had to do was to just go and get it and sweeten it to suit yourself. I tell you times have changed very much since then. I believe the world is growing worse all the time."
Humbly submitted by your Central Ohio Bureau Chief,
Cyrus

QUOTE by JOHN F. KENNEDY
I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy - "Dear Jack, Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide."
- JOHN F. KENNEDY. Submitted by CYRUS

STORY on GRAND POLITICAL RASCALITY
It happened in Adair County more than 50 years ago, back when vote buying was "legal," i.e., both sides did it. A Democratic campaign had run out of money. But one from their side took a cigar box of watches to a "buy" precinct. "We had all kinds of watches," the politician said, "Timex, wrist watches, pocket watches, Mickey Mouse. Everybody got a fine timepiece," he said, and added, "some of them would run." They carried the precinct. It was a glorious victory, since the Republicans were said to have used money and liquor that year.
QUOTE on the PRACTICE of POLITICS

All politics is local

- TIP O'NEILL, former speaker of the the U.S. House of Representatives. Submitted by CYRUS
QUOTE : A GREAT ADAIR COUNTY CAMPAIGN QUOTE
I'll make roses bloom in January! - COY "SQUARE DEAL" DOWNEY, running for Mayor of Columbia in 1979, back before global warming, back when elections were held in odd years, and back when politics ranked next to basketball in the hearts of the people. Roses didn't bloom in January, but the Dogwood program the colorful Mayor spearheaded then now provides much of the spectacular annual beauty we'll enjoy a few weeks hence.
QUOTE on the WHY SOME VOTERS VOTE THE WAY THEY DO
The perception of being a winner is so important. So many people vote for the person they think will win, regardless of how they feel otherwise. They want to be on the winning side, whatever it is. -Former Adair County Republican Chairman GAYLON YARBERRY.
QUOTE on the ATTITUDE TOWARD GOOD GOVERNMENT
Some day the people of Louisiana are going to have reform government and they ain't gonna like it.-EARL K. LONG.
QUOTES on the Truth in Elections
If I'm elected I won't do a damn thing. I just need the money.
-JINGLE WOOTEN, running for a Russell County office a few years back.
Jingle was the only honest politician I ever knew. - CYRUS
QUOTES on the VALUE OF AN INFORMED ELECTORATE
The ignorance of one voter impairs the security of all. -JOHN F. KENNEDY
VOTE: QUOTES on the VALUE OF BEING INVOLVED
We mean by 'politics,' the people's business: The most important business there is.
-ADLAI E. STEVENSON

You don't vote, you don't complain. When you vote that gives you the right to complain. - An Adair County voter who stays informed
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