Friday Short Cuts

"Politicians will do the right thing when all other options are exhausted." —Frank Fleming

Political Editors · Dec. 1, 2017

Insight: “There is only one remedy for ignorance and thoughtlessness, and that is literacy. Millions and millions of children would today stand in no need of sex education or consumer education or anti-racism education or any of those fake educations, if they had had in the first place ‘an’ education.” —Richard Mitchell (1929-2002)

Upright: “Rarely has the idiom ‘virtue is its own reward’ looked better than it does in light of the sex scandals sweeping the nation. The so-called ‘prudishness’ of a previous generation and the respect most men were once taught to have for women — and which Hugh Hefner and his disciples of ‘free love’ mocked — are looking better with each passing day. Conservatives have been told they can’t impose their morality on others, so how is its opposite working out for individuals and the culture?” —Cal Thomas

Alpha Jackass: “Today is vindication for the rights of immigrants. Nothing about his ethnicity or immigration status was relevant in this case.” —Defense Attorney Francisco Ugarte on verdict for his client Zarate

For the record: “When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities, they put the public’s safety at risk. San Francisco’s decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle.” —Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Unvirtuous: “The liberal attitude toward guns is very strange. One day they’re ranting and raving about the legal use of a firearm, the next they’re defending a chronic felon who pulled the trigger and murdered Kate Steinle. There’s a lot of bloody hands in California this morning.” —Charlie Daniels

Too little too late: “At least liberals are finally telling the truth about Bill Clinton — and just 20 years after it mattered! Of course, considering it took the Democratic Party a century to discover that slavery was wrong, two decades is lightning speed for these moral paragons.” —Ann Coulter

Braying Jackass: “If I watch Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me. I would watch it and say who is that guy? This character Barack was portrayed in weird ways. It is all edited and shaped.” —Barack Obama

And last… “Politicians will do the right thing when all other options are exhausted.” —Frank Fleming

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