Debate Advice

My friend Bob Jones, Vietnam F-4 Phantom jock, sent me a list of funny sayings today.

Having attended a Scottsdale city council candidate forum this morning, several of Bob’s sayings jumped out at me as particularly applicable to the political silly season (which is, I know, redundant, since there is NO season in which politics isn’t at least somewhat silly).

Here they are:

I prefer not to think before speaking. I like being just as surprised as everyone else by what comes out of my mouth.

Some people should use glue stick instead of Chap Stick.

No. 1 Rule in Arguments: If you’re losing, start correcting their grammar.

Sarcasm: The ability to insult idiots without them realizing it.

Karin Fuller’s “Smell the Coffee” column, The Charleston Gazette, Sunday 7/01/2012

Come to think of it, most of these would be applicable at City Council meetings.

And here’s one for our dear (thankfully not “dearly departed”) friend-of-the-citizens, Scottsdale City Councilman Bob Littlefield:

Any landing from which you can walk away is a good landing. Any landing from which you can walk away and the airplane will never fly again, is a GREAT landing.

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