All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
I think the presidency is an institution over which you have temporary custody.
You can always get the truth from a politician after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency.
The Vice Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
Anyone that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands.
We have entered the era of the 'imperial' former presidency with lavish libraries, special staffs and benefits, around the clock Secret Service protection for life and other badges of privilege.
I have come to the conclusion that the 22nd Amendment limiting the presidency to two terms was a mistake. Shouldn't the people have the right to vote for someone as many times as they want to vote for him
Beguiled by George S. Bush's easy smile and casual indifference to the details, we are on the brink of electing him to office. This isn't choosing a president, it's casting the lead in a sitcom about the presidency.
I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed ... the president himself would be killed by it.
Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.
President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
Clinton/Gore is to the presidency as Beavis & Butthead are to television.
That sucking sound? The Clinton presidency being flushed in '96!
Using the Oval office to cheat on your wife makes you a bad husband and an irresponsible leader. Using the Oval office to lead your troops into a war born of blatant deception makes you a murderer and a war criminal.
One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.
You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible.
You can always get the truth from an American statesman after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency
Leave the President's family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help.
For instance, it is certain that women do not want a woman for President. Nor would they have the slightest confidence in her ability to fulfill the functions of that office.
I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation
Don't begin to think you're the President. You're not. The Constitution provides for only one.
Consider the vice president, George Bush, a man so bedeviled by bladder problems that he managed, for the last eight years, to be in the men's room whenever an important illegal decision was made
A woman will be elected President before Wade Boggs is called out on strikes. I guarantee that.
This is the man (Ronald Reagan) who proved that ignorance is no handicap to the presidency