Statements You Should Never, Ever Make as a Public Official

The statements below were made by public officials and are examples of statements you should never make.

"If you don’t count burglaries our community actually does have a very low crime rate."

"First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, all I can say is I'm a night owl. 

"What right do state legislatures have to go around enacting laws just because they deem they are necessary?" 

"The Bitch set me up."

"I am clearly more popular than Ronald Reagan. I am serving my third term in office. Where's he? Gone only after two terms! " 

"The laws in this city are clearly racist. In fact all laws are racist. Even the law of gravity is racist." 

"I am making this trip to Washington D.C. because we are becoming a major city, just like New York, Chicago and LA. As your mayor, I am going to be a national symbol”. 

"I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. Let’s review history; it was the Republicans who created slavery back in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican."

"People blame me because the garbage isn’t picked up fast enough, but I ask you, if the garbage was picked up faster would that be my responsibility as well? WOULD IT?"

“I am a great School Board Member; I am an Upstanding Citizen, I am a deeply Religious Man, I am an Intelligent Man; I am a highly Educated Man; and most important I am a Humble Man." 

 "People have criticized me because I have a security detail just like the President. But ask yourself: are there more people who want to kill me than the president? I can assure you there are."

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