If This Senator Had Gotten His Way?
The guy from last week wouldn’t have looked so stupid.
“I am tired of this sort of thing called science. We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped.”
Senator Simon Cameron (R-Pennsylvania) opposing funds for the Smithsonian Institution in 1861. Another one of his great quotes;
“An honest politician is one who, when bought, stays bought.”
He was also a minister to Russia.