Dick Armey, Unleashed

Dick Armey gave an amusing and candid interview to Dave Montgomery of the McClatchy Newspapers.

Congressional Republicans:

  • “At the very time the Democrats were trying to win elections by pretending to be us, our guys were pretending to be them.”
  • “They have to prove to the American people that they really are the small government conservatives the Democrats are pretending to be.”

Tom DeLay:

  • “I don’t believe he’s a good person and I don’t believe he is a person who should have been in public office.”
  • “I don’t like sneaky, conniving people.”
  • “What Tom Delay did in redistricting was more correct than it was improper. … Poor old Tom. He could even make doing the right thing look ugly in how he did it.”

Hillary Clinton:

  • “She will be whoever you want her to be. She’s a skillful, able politician. Her husband could go in and screw it up in a day. She’s walking around with a ton of dynamite in her hip pocket.”
  • “Of course I wouldn’t vote for her. Betting on a horse to win doesn’t mean you want to buy the horse.”
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Comments

  1. just me says:

    “At the very time the Democrats were trying to win elections by pretending to be us, our guys were pretending to be them.”

    100% on the mark with this one.