David Brinkley

(David McClure Brinkley)

Quote Topics Cited
A bad tax is one that is wastefully and poorly spent. Taxes
Congress has been reformed so much that it can't get anything done. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Every politician higher up than assistant water commissioner knows how to avoid tough questions [from reporters]: Don't answer them. Public Relations & Image
Federal bureaucracies are creatures of Congress, not the executive. Bureaucracy
He managed to hit all the keys on the great American political piano. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
If answers to our national problems were [readily] available we would not have to spend all our time talking about them. Miscellaneous
In peace and war it's always money. Budgets & Budgeting
In the American democracy the voter has a choice between a party that promises not to raise taxes and then raises them, and a party that makes no promises and raises them. Taxes
In Washington's political history a good many sow's ears have been turned into silk purses. Propaganda & Disinformation
It is easy to be President if there are no problems and the money comes pouring in. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
No political cliche can stand up to reality. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
People who are starving can hardly become a peaceful people. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
The President wants to go to the moon. We hardly have enough money left in the treasury to go to Baltimore. Space Exploration
This is the first convention of the space age, where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it. Space Exploration
Washington is a pool of money surrounded by people who want some. Human Nature
What exactly is the goal of the National Commission on Goals? Miscellaneous
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. Success
Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty.
I'm not a very good advertisement for the American school system.
Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians. Power ;History
People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening. Time
The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were.
The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.
This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.