Posted by =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$ on February 10, 2010, 5:11 am
On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 23:58:15 -0500, tak wrote:
Hey, I never heard that before! I like it!
James Maxton, to whom this saying is attributed (quot. 1935), was a
British Independent Labour Party MP (1932-46). Denis Healey (see quot.
2002), another British Labour politician, was probably consciously quoting
Maxton made a brief intervention in the debate to say‥that he did
not believe it was necessary to pass a resolution for disaffiliation
[of the ILP from the Labour Party]. He had been told that he could not
ride two horses. ‘My reply to that is’, he said‥‘that if my
friend cannot ride two horses—what's he doing in the bloody
circus?’ [1935 G. Mcallister James Maxton xiv.]
A producer who ‘can't ride two horses at the same time shouldn't be
in the circus.’‥Current affairs television should be both serious
and entertaining. [1979 Daily Telegraph 15 Mar. 15]
But politics is a practical activity, not an intellectual one. As
Denis Healey once said, if you can't ride two horses at once, you
shouldn't be in the bloody circus.
Posted by tak on February 10, 2010, 5:37 am
Simply validities my suspicion: nothing new or original out of Palin's mind
or mouth. Thanks for the research (;-)
Posted by Hachiroku on February 10, 2010, 2:23 pm
On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:37:23 -0500, tak wrote:
So you'd never heard it before, either.
Posted by tak on February 10, 2010, 4:11 pm
Posted by =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$ on February 10, 2010, 9:55 pm
On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 11:11:11 -0500, tak wrote:
Honesty. I like that. Run for Senate.