Recorded by the Reverend Allen Rea and various other former students of Cheek. Somenames may be changed to protect the guilty.
1)“Political thought has to come from somewhere. Personally, Rousseauand I received ours from Blue Lagoon.”
Upon hearing a male student comment that he would like to date acertain female student, immediately after a lecture on presidentialcharacter, Cheek said “Watch out! Bill Clinton may beat you to the punch!”
Cheek Impersonating Bill Clinton: “Please vote for my wife!”
Upon hearing McCain announce Palin as his running mate: “Who theheck is Sarah Palin?! "Can Alaska be governed?”
“History is all in the past; Political Science is the here and now. Don’ttell the history professors I told you that.”6)“You can change the world, unless the world is changing you.”7)“Whoa, looks like your’re on the Dick Morris diet!”
“Taft is my favorite president. It couldn’t have been easy being sofat!”
“I have a dream that Brewton-Parker is going to change for the better, because in my dream Dr. Smith and I both have hair!”
“I’ll go Patrick Calhoun on him!”
Cheek on the B.P.C. Library: “This is the only library I know whereit’s illegal to read!”12)Cheeks mantra: "Fighting political illiteracy."
Plato had political theory students in mind when he pondered philosopher-kings.
"Abraham Lincoln was a deviant. Honestly, just ask his cabinet."
"Statistics do not lie, but mine might be better than yours!"16)Give me the biggie fry!17)What’s the problem? It’s nothing M&Ms and a coke can’t fix.
If Hobbes were alive today, he would live in D.C.19)Don’t let Locke’s frequent quotations of the Bible fool you.Anyone can quote the Bible; I do it all the time.20)Aristotle was a ladies’ man.
If Edmund Burke were alive today, he would be a Southern senator,voting against "no" all the time!
Cheek on McCranie's first book: "It is about Admiral Lord North andthe naval war against that French Guy!"
"I don’t smoke, drink, or dance with girls that do."