There is no denying that politicians are some of the most intelligent people in the world, but they also come out with some of the most ridiculous and ludicrous statements sometimes. Read on to discover more about some of the most absurd political quotes of all time.
“It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I’m pretty sure.” – Dana Perino, the Press Secretary at the White House, when asked about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
“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.” – There are no words for this statement from Michelle Bachmann.
“When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.” – This is a quote from Richard Nixon. It’s funny but it’s probably slightly true!
“Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.” Well, that’s okay then isn’t it D.C. Marion Barry?
“It all depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” – During this Grand Jury testimony, President Bill Clinton came out with this corker! Very philosophical!
”Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.” – Dan Quayle. I am sure Michele Reagan and other female Republicans will tell you that they most certainly don’t agree with this one!
”I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.” – While we are giving Dan Quayle the run-around, we may as well throw another one in!
”I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.” – Please explain how that works Arnold Schwarzenegger!
”When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and never tried it again.” – Nice to know Bill Clinton!
”They misunderestimated me.” – Another great one from George W. Bush.
”You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.” – Oh dear, Joe Biden… oh dear!
‘We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.” – Dana Perino was clearly asleep for 9/11.
”As yesterday’s positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured.” – It’s a shame George W. Bush didn’t take a leaf out of what the ‘childrens’ did.
“I’ve now been in 57 states. I think one left to go.” – Barack Obama and George W. Bush must have gone to the same school.
So there you have it: a look at some of the most ridiculous political quotes of all time. Which is your favourite? Do you have any other absurd political quotes to add to the list?