A Reagan Classic, a Bill Campbell Favorite and a Lockyerism Too Often Forgotten by Testifiers

“Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”                                   

— Ronald Reagan


“Politicians do two things: point with pride or view with alarm.”

     former state Sen. William Campbell 


“The plural of anecdote is not evidence.” 

                                                             — State Treasurer Bill Lockyer





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  1. At one point in the seventies, then-Sen. Dennis Carpenter unsuccessfully ran for the US Senate. He had Gov. Reagan appear at a big fundraiser in Long Beach, which was picketed by anti-war protesters. Reagan went in a side door and avoided the demonstraters, but in his remarks, he said, “I saw kids that had signs that said, ‘Make love, not war’ and I doubt they could do either.”

    Comment by Jim Cassie — 2.04.2008 @ 4:40 pm

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