AristophanesAristophanes, (450-385 BC) Greek comedy writer

Aristophanes Quote

“You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.”

~ Aristophanes

Knights, 424 B.C.

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

(-; great fun;-) I like it

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

To personal to have universal meaning. I think Tom Daschle has a great voice, Sarah I don't like her voice. Was Ari referring to all popular poiticians or to a specific individual?

jim k, austin

I love Palins voice and Bidens will be fine as soon as they get his foot out of his mouth

E Archer, NYC

I can think of a few more characteristics... a forked tongue, cold heart, and slithers on his belly.

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RobertSRQ    9/24/08

So there is such a thing as reincarnation - Bush, McCain and Palin - I wonder what they did wrong... I'm sure it can't just be dishonesty...

Ken, Milford Pa

You would think that after Arisophanes made this statement 2500 years ago, that politician's would have at least tried to clean up their act, however most that I see are just more of the same.

warren, olathe

You may be right Waffler, but having known a bit of Daschle it is not possible to keep from feeling a combination of revulsion, nausea and rage when I hear that corrupt jack ass speak.


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