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Teaching Tip: Humorous Political Quotations


Students appreciate humor as a part of their class. While politics is a serious business, some inadvertently humorous things have been said by politicians. Here are some political quotes and their source. Have your students identify what is humorous about each.
  • "A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls." Dan Quayle, vice president under President George H.W. Bush.
  • "I think we can agree. The past is over." President George W. Bush.
  • "We must rise to higher and higher platitudes together." Richard J. Daley, mayor of Chicago.
  • "Now we are trying to get unemployment to go up, and I think we're going to succeed." President Ronald Reagan.
  • "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." President Bill Clinton.
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