"Politics is show business for ugly people."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Paul Begala on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Paul Begala on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Paul Begala on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Paul Begala on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Paul Begala on Joseph Stalin
"I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?"