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Evan Mecham Quotes


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Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.Monday, April 4th, 1988


    • 'Don't ever ask me for a true statement again!'
    • 'I've got black friends, I employ black people. I don't employ them because they are black; I employ them because they're the best people who applied for the cotton-picking job.'
    • 'Whenever I'm in my house or my office, I always have a radio on. It keeps the lasers out.'
    • 'As I was a boy growing up, blacks themselves referred to their children as pickaninnies'
    • 'Well, the N.B.A.. I guess they forget how many white people they get coming to watch them play.'
    • 'Golly, I don't know. I don't know whether he speaks English or not'
    • 'Kinda be careful, because you might get your tit in a wringer by saying something that isn't quite proper'
    • 'There's been an awful lot of lying going on, and I'm not sure who's lying and who's telling the truth.'
    • 'Ev has become an ethical pygmy.' - Stan Turley, President of Arizona State Senate
    • 'Ev Mecham has the morals of a used-car salesman.' - Joe Lane, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives
    • 'We usually back Republicans, but he's a different kind of Republican.' - William L. Raby, Arizona Chamber of Commerce chairman
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