Given the current state of affairs in regards to Alabama’s political “leadership,” many have reached the point of just throwing up their hands and shaking their heads.  Earlier today I ran into a former State Senator I’ve known for 30 years and he said, “And I thought my crowd was bad–but not compared to this one.”

At such times, we are wise to try to find something, just anything, to laugh about.  So here is my offering.  I have deleted who said them to protect the guilty.

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.