n. In American politics, the Liar in Chief.
In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached [two] and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.
— P.J. O'Rourke
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.
— Clarence Darrow
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
— Douglas Adams
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
— Gore Vidal
Americans have different ways of saying things. They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'...they say 'President', we say 'stupid psychopathic git'....
— Alexi Sayle
In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.
— Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
As democracy is perfected, the [presidency] represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. [Ed. Some people believe this has already occurred]
— H.L. Mencken