Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Madam, If I Were Your Husband, I Would Drink It

Daniel Freedman writes about Prince Harry off-color joking with a fellow soldier and writes that when political leaders act offensively, they need to be more witty about it:

The real shame about the inappropriate utterances coming from royals and politicians these days is how boring they are. It used to be the case that if you were going to offend, you’d do it with a touch of class. Churchill, as with most things in British politics, led the way. The day before he delivered his famous Iron Curtain address at Fulton, a ceremony was held dedicating a bust of him. When a buxom Southern lady told him, “Mr. Churchill, I traveled over a hundred miles for the unveiling of your bust,” Churchill gallantly responded: “Madam, I assure you, I would gladly return the favor.”

Many more amusing historical anecdotes follow.

3 comments:

rocksalive777 said...

According to this (http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-10-best-comebacks-of-all-time/) Winston Churchill is responsible for 30% of the best burns of all time.

Bro. Dave said...

What's up with all of this apologizing anyway? VP Biden apologized to Chief Justice Robers for making fun of the way he botched the President's Oath of Office. What's there to apologize for? It should have been Roberts apologizing for botching it! We need more politicians like Churchill who say what they mean and mean what they say... no apologies needed!

Dan Trabue said...

On an unrelated note, I'm sure you'll want to know that They're coming, and that the city administrator's are on top of it...

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/Road_signs_warn_of_zombies