Friday, September 9, 2011

Pat Paulsen, the proto Colbert

Before Colbert there was Pat Paulsen, a hilarious deadpan satirist who gained prominence on the Smothers Brothers show. Paulsen ran for president six times. Here are some of his quotes:
"All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian."
"A good many people feel that our present draft laws are unjust. These people are called soldiers."
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself . . . and of course the boogieman."
"I am neither left wing nor right wing. I am middle-of-the-bird."
When asked if he believed in the right to bear arms: "No, I believe in the right to arm bears."

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