Publius / Feb. 9, 2016

Tuesday Short Cuts

Insight: “Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for the law.” —Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941)

Upright: “There’s not a single Republican in this field who would, by virtue of inexperience, make the mistakes Obama is making, because Obama is not making mistakes. Obama has an agenda. I think the real important question here to ask and answer is why won’t anybody but Rubio and Cruz say it?” —Rush Limbaugh

Belly laugh of the week: “Republicans are running more ads against me than they run against each other. … Because they are afraid of me. They know that I will be a president who, yes, I will listen to people, but I will stand my ground and I know how to get things done. That’s the last thing these guys want to see again.” —Hillary Clinton

A promise she just might keep: “Yes, let’s fix the VA, but we will never let it be privatized, and that is a promise.” —Hillary Clinton

That’s not the point: “The secretary of state was not personally responsible [for Benghazi] because no secretary of state had ever overseen the details of security operations, even Colin Powell, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.” —Bill Clinton

Honesty? “Sometimes, when I’m at a rally, on a stage like this, I wish we weren’t married. Then I could say what I really think.” —Bill Clinton, who has probably frequently wished they weren’t married

Wrong prescription: “The ideal situation would be to overturn [Citizens United] that allows for … unregulated money for the independent and regulated for the campaign.” —Jeb Bush

Late-night humor: “At the debate, Hillary Clinton addressed the controversy of her personal email server and said she has ‘no concerns about it whatsoever.’ Democrats were like, ‘Yeah, that’s what concerns us.’” —Jimmy Fallon

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