"There is no credit to being a comedian, when you have the whole government working for you. All you have to do is report the facts. I don't even have to exaggerate."
~ Will Rogers, political satirist born today in 1879
Other quotes by Rogers:
"Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do."
"Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke."
"I have a scheme for stopping war. It's this - no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one."