Excellent put-downs by and of famous people

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    Dec 27, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    Excellent put-downs about famous men

    He is racist, he's homophobic, he's xenophobic and he's a sexist. He's the perfect Republican candidate.
    - - - Bill Press (about Pat Buchanan)

    A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.
    - - - Benjamin Disraeli (about William Gladstone)

    He had a charisma that must have come out of an immaculate conception between Fidel Castro and Groucho Marx. They went into his soul and he came out looking like an ethnic milkshake--Jewish revolutionary, Puerto Rican lord, Italian street kid, Black Panther with the old Afro haircut, even a glint of Irish gunman in the mad, green eyes.
    - - - Norman Mailer (about Abbie Hoffman, 1989)

    Any political party that can't cough up anything better than a treacherous brain-damaged old vulture like Hubert Humphrey deserves every beating it gets. They don't hardly make 'em like Hubert any more - but just to be on the safe side, he should be castrated anyway.
    - - - Hunter S. Thompson (about Hubert Humphrey, 1973)

    He sits there in senile dementia with a gangrene heart and rotting brain, grimacing at every reform, chattering impotently at all things that are decent, frothing, fuming, violently gibbering, going down to his grave in snarling infamy ... disgraceful, depraved ... and putrescent.
    - - - Hiram Johnson (about Harrison Grey Otis)

    The ineffable dunce has nothing to say and says it with a liberal embellishment of bad delivery, embroidering it with reasonless vulgarities of attitude, gesture and attire. There never was an impostor so hateful, a blockhead so stupid, a crank so variously and offensively daft. He makes me tired.
    - - - Ambrose Bierce (about Oscar Wilde, 1882)

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    Dec 28, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
    How about doing some reading of source documents and come up with a few of your own instead of just cutting and pasting? When you have even read an edited version of the journals of Disraeli, then perhaps quote him.

    But for real fun, read the writings of House Speaker Reed.