A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 12, 2009
“Politicians and diapers should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason”

"Politicians and diapers should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason” is a saying that has appeared on bumper stickers, but is of unknown origin. The popular saying (implying that both politicians and diapers start clean, but quickly become full of stuff) has been cited in print from at least 1992. California Libertarian candidate John Wallner used the line often in 1992.


Sticker Giant
Description:
Politicians & Diapers need to be changed
often for the same reason

Amazon.com
Bumper Sticker:
“Politicians and diapers should be changed often, and for the same reason.” -Mark Twain

22 February 1992, Roanoka (VA) Times:
Politicians and diapers should be changed regularly, but shame on you for considering to run.

1 May 1992, San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune, “And it’s always news to me” by Tom Blair, pg. B1:
“Politicians are like diapers,” Wallner observed. “They both should be changed often. And for the same reason.”

25 May 1992, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “California Elections ‘92 Congress” by Patt Morrison, Metro, pg. B1:
...Libertarian candidate John Wallner told a debate audience: “Politicians are like diapers. They both should be changed often—and for the same reason.”

11 October 1992, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Style Eclipses Gender in 49th District Race Politics” by Barry M. Horstman, Metro, pg. B1:
“Politicians are like diapers,” Wallner tells audiences. “Both should be changed often-and for the same reason.”

Google Groups: alt.fan.bill-gates
Newsgroups: alt.fan.bill-gates
From: (Andy - Patrizio)
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1993 02:26:26 GMT
Local: Tues, Nov 16 1993 8:26 pm
Subject: Re: Hiring Freeze

Andy Patrizio | Politicians are like diapers. Both should be changed
Stamford, CT | regularly because they get full of crap and start
| to stink.

3 June 1994, Sacramento (CA) Bee:
Along those same lines, Bonnie Allen spotted this wordy-but-true bumper sticker: “Politicians are like baby diapers - they need to be changed regularly.”

20 April 1996, Kansas City (MO) Star, “Party in focus in ‘96, not Perot candidacy” by Steve Kraske, pg. A1:
Maeder, whose blue Chevrolet Celebrity carries a bumper sticker reading “Diapers and Politicians Should Be Changed Regularly,” ...

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From: “Gregs-Jokes”
Date: 1998/12/29
Subject: Politicians and diapers.

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.

Google Books
Net-wit.com:
A smorgasbord of e-mail and internet wit blended with humorous incidents from the author’s wild and wooly life

By Marvin Rubinstein
Rockville, MD: Schreiber Publishers
2000
Pg. 153:
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.

10 December 2000, Daily News (Los Angeles, CA):
John Wallner: “Politicians are like diapers—they should be changed often, and for the same reason.”

Google Books
Term Limits
By Gideon Doron and Michael Harris
Lanham, MD: Lexington Books
2001
Pg. 3:
Politicians in government should be changed regularly, like diapers, for the same reason.
-- Richard Davies, Geneva, Switzerland

Google Books
Eater
By Gregory Benford
New York, NY: HarperCollins
2001
Pg. 248:
“What’s the saying? ‘Politicians, diapers — both should be changed regularly, and for the same reason.’”

Jewish World Review
Jan. 3, 2001 / 8 Teves, 5761
Mort Zuckerman
Quipping in the new year
(...)
The American voter on election year 2000: “Politicians and diapers have one thing in common: They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.”

OCLC WorldCat record
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common : both get dirty
Author: Varghese Kattooparambil
Publisher: [Cranbourne, Vic.] : Meni Publishing and Binding, 2007.
Edition/Format: Book : English : 1st ed

New York (NY) Daily News
Politicians, like babies, ‘need to be changed regularly,’ says biz man who helped enact term limits
BY Frank Lombardi
DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU
Friday, September 5th 2008, 2:10 PM
The mayor may be mum on his feelings about term limits, but the father of the movement that gave birth to the law is about to start wailing in defense of his baby.

Millionaire Ronald Lauder — who spent a fortune bringing about the referendum that created term limits in 1993 - is unleashing a TV spot likening politicians to diapered babies “who need to be changed regularly.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (1) Comments • Saturday, December 12, 2009 • Permalink


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/José_Maria_de_Eça_de_Queiroz

the quote was origianlly written in Portuguese by this writer, Eça de Queirós

Posted by Katia  on  10/21  at  07:10 PM

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