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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Churchill, Newsom, Cows, and Tigers

At Governor Brown's State of the State today, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom tried quoting Winston Churchill but did not get it quite right.  Here is the actual Churchill passage, from his last political speech on September 29, 1959:
Among our Socialist opponents there is great confusion. Some of them regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. [Here WSC made the motion of milking a cow with his hands.] Only a handful see it for what it really is - the strong and willing horse that pulls the whole cart along.