Fun With Quotes

This just takes the cake. And to think Byron York was arguably the top panelist on This Week just yesterday.

Okay, I dropped what I was doing and called the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley. Turns out Twain’s “The Czar’s Soliloquy” (1905) includes the line that ” ‘…the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism, is loyalty to the Nation ALL the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.’ ”

When I searched Nexis for Obama’s version of the quote, that patriotism “is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it,” the citations I got seemed to stem from an anti-Iraq war documentary made by the left-wing filmmaker Robert Greenwald, in which a former CIA officer says, “Mark Twain’s definition of patriotism is — patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.”

I had to read that 3 times to even find the difference.

If you don’t read The Corner at NRO, you really should, it’s fun.