A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 19, 2016
“A politician will find an excuse to get out of anything, except office”

"A politician will find an excuse to get out of anything, except office” is a popular remark about politics. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1926.


14 July 1926, San Diego (CA) Union, pg. 25, col. 3:
The politician will find an excuse to get out of anything, except office.—Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.

5 July 1935, The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT), “The Senator from Sandpit,” pg. 4, col. 7:
NOTES ON THE CUFF DEPARTMENT.
A politician will find an excuse to get out of anything except office.

19 June 1960, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, “Radio TV Gag Bag” culled by Larry Wolters, pg. 52, col. 1:
A FEW QUOTES from Jim COnway bearing on election year:
(...)
“A politician will find an excuse to get out of anything except office.”

Google Books
20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
Pg. 280:
A politician will find an excuse to get out of anything, except out of office.

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, February 19, 2016 • Permalink