REPORTER: Senator, are you for or against the MX missile system?
SENATOR: Bob, the MX missile system reminds me of an old saying that the
country folk in my state like to say. It goes like this: "You can carry a
pig for six miles, but if you set it down it might run away." I have no idea
why the country folk say this. Maybe there's some kind of chemical
pollutant in their drinking water. That is why I pledge to do all that I
can to protect the environment of this great nation of ours, and put prayer
back in the schools, where it belongs. What we need is jobs, not empty
promises. I realize I'm risking my political career be being so outspoken
on a sensitive issue such as the MX, but that's just the kind of
straight-talking honest person I am, and I can't help it.
- -- Dave Barry, "On Presidential Politics"