Over the years, politicians have said some interesting things.
Here's a sample:
“I have left orders to be awakened at once in the event of a national emergency — even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.” — President Ronald Reagan
“If one morning I walked on top of the Potomac River, the headline in the paper would read ‘ President Can’t Swim.’” — President Lyndon Johnson regarding a hostile media
"The pay is good and I can walk to work." — President John Kennedy
“These stories about my lacking intellectual capacity are really starting to bother me. I even thought my staff believed it — there it was on my calendar, first thing in the morning: Intelligence Briefing.” — Pres. George W. Bush
"I have to march because my mother could not have an abortion." — California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, speaking to a women’s group.
''Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.'' — President Ronald Reagan
"For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three nonfatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it." — President George W. Bush
During the 1980 campaign, when told that Jimmy Carter was supposed to go on 60 Minutes and talk about his accomplishments, he remarked “but that would have left 59 minutes to fill.” — President Ronald Reagan
"Stand up, Chuck, let 'em see ya." — to Missouri State Sen. Chuck Graham, who was in a wheelchair — Vice President Joe Biden
"We have an old saying in these parts — ‘fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice… well, I guess you fooled me again’.” — President George W. Bush
“When they call the roll in the Senate, senators do not know whether to answer ‘present’ or ‘not guilty.'” — President Theodore Roosevelt
“I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can’t get my wife to go swimming.” — President Jimmy Carter
“Millions of innocent people lost their lives due to the bigotry and Hitlerism that permeated Germany and other parts of the world. It was an obscene period in our nation’s history. No, not our nation’s. But in WWII, I mean, we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century. But in this century’s history.” — Vice President Dan Quayle
“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” — President George W. Bush
"Look, John's (McCain) last–minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number one issue facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs." — Vice President Joe Biden
“Outside of the killings, D.C. has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.” — Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry
“Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts.'' — Vice President Dan Quayle
“Well, I learned a lot … I went down to Latin America to find out from them and learn their views. You’d be surprised. They’re all individual countries.” — President Ronald Reagan
“Life is indeed precious, and I believe the death penalty helps affirm this fact.” — Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch
"Folks, I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately." — Vice President Joe Biden
And finally ...
"I stand by all my misstatements." — Vice President Dan Quayle