Other than observing that, of course, this trenchant observation can be applied to a wide variety of arguments beyond the stated one (I usually substitute either the word “rational,” or the word “thoughtful,” or the word “sane,” for the word “political” when I say it to myself), I don’t think I can improve upon it, or that it needs further clarification or explanation.
I think it’s my favorite quote of hers.
But. Perhaps not. Because, there is this:
God. I miss Maggie. Love her or hate her, she had a way with words. And, as far as I know, she never uttered the “MF” word, the “B” word, or the “P” word, all of which have become part of the daily parlance of twenty-first century politics, in the United States, at least.
Talk about being spoiled for choice.
Now I don’t know what my favorite Attila the Hen quote is. Help me out, please?