The Best of Notable Quotables; December 20, 1993
Table of Contents:
- Executive Summary
- I am Woman
- Courage to Change
- Greed is GoodAward
- Damn Conservatives
- Good Morning Morons
- I Still Hate Reagan
- What's the Frequency Award
- White Men Can Go Jump
- Henry Luce Would Roll Over
- Media Hero
- Enhanced Contribution and Investment
- Bernie Sanders Socialist
- Silliest Analysis Award
- Dr. Kevorkian Award
- Which Way is It?
- Dumbest Quote of the Year
- 1993 Award Judges
The Gordon Gekko Greed is Good Award (for ‘80s Hate)
“In the plague years of the 1980s – that low decade of denial, indifference, hostility, opportunism, and idiocy – government fiddled, medicine diddled, and the media were silent or hysterical. A gerontocratic Ronald Reagan took this [AIDS] plague less seriously than Gerald Ford had taken swine flu. After all, he didn’t need the ghettos and he didn’t want the gays.”
– CBS Sunday Morning TV critic John Leonard, Sept. 5.
"Florio will win substantially. Whitman’s offer of a 30 percent tax cut, she lost all credibility. Last year’s hustle doesn’t work. Supply-side economics is dead.”
Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift, Oct.16 McLaughlin Group.
“In the greedy excesses of the Reagan years, the mean income of the average physician nearly doubled, from $88,000 to $170,000. Was that warranted?”
– Bryant Gumbel to Dr. Richard Corlin of the American
Medical Association, March 31 Today.
“[Christie] Whitman tried a Ronald Reagan rerun and proposed a 30 percent tax cut. The lost revenue could be made up by cost-saving devices, such as no longer giving free Adidas sneakers to prison inmates. A decade after Reagan, New Jersey’s voters aren’t buying government by apocryphal anecdote.”
Eleanor Clift before Whitman won New Jersey gubernatorial race,
October 25 Newsweek story.