[PW] Appeal for a Particular Type of Quote

Claire clairefromclare at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 08:13:18 PDT 2018

On the assumption that Michael Avenatti is the sort of Democrat you have in
mind: "When they go low, we hit harder."

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:46 AM S M Colowick <colowick at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here are a couple of statements that were pretty widely ridiculed or
> deplored:
> "All that red in the middle, where Trump won, what the map doesn't
> show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of
> America's gross domestic product. So I won the places that are
> optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving-forward, and his whole campaign,
> 'Make America Great Again,' was looking backwards." - Hillary Clinton
> “This is about the closest I’ll probably have in my life to an ‘I am
> Spartacus’ moment.” - Cory Booker
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:08 AM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > I am starting to think about my annual list of the 10 most notable
> quotations of the year, disseminated by the Associated Press.  Because of
> the sorry times in which we live, the list tends to be dominated by stupid
> or ridiculous or deplorable quotes by politicians.  This type of quote
> seems to emanate more often from one of the major U.S. political parties
> than from the other.  However, both parties have stupidity, ridiculousness,
> and deplorableness, and I am anxious to represent both parties.  Therefore,
> even before I send out my usual appeal for suggestions of quotes of all
> kinds, I am appealing for suggestions of stupid, ridiculous, or deplorable
> quotes by Democrats.  Stupidity/ridiculousness/deplorableness is, of
> course, a very subjective matter, with one person's stupidity being another
> person's wisdom, but I would welcome all kinds of suggestions; I'll have to
> sort out myself which of the suggestions meet my criteria.
> >
> >
> > Fred Shapiro
> >
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