May 25, 2005

The Wit of Churchill

I told you we'd be having regular doses of this! From page 8, and apropos to all the mewling for Senatorial comity lately:

Mr. Churchill was once asked in the House of Commons about the importance of consultation with his political allies and foes. This was his reply:

Well, one can always consult a man and ask him, "Would you like your head cut off tomorrow?" and after he has said, "I would rather not," cut it off.

And one suitable for any former Klansman who might reach high office:

This conversation took place in the House of Commons in November, 1947.

Sir Winston: Mr Herbert Morrison is a master craftsman.

Mr. Morrison: The right honorable gentleman has promoted me.

Sir Winston: Craft is common both to skill and deceit.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 25, 2005 01:46 PM