Who Said It? Birthday Abe or Barack?


Happy birthday, Abe. (Image: http://www.biography.com)

The always interesting gents over at PowerLine have reminded us, in a typically nice post, that today is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth (born 2/12/1809). To mark the occasion we thought it would be interesting to have a quick quiz reminiscent of our Brian Williams vs. Ron Burgundy test. We’ll pit the eloquent and honest Abe against Barack Obama, who is probably the Pablo Picasso of hot-air artistry. So without further ado, who said it?

  1. No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something. 
  2. I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.
  3. I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.
  4. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
  5. It’s very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth- or sixth-most interesting person.
  6. I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions
  7. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though.
  8. He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met.
  9. Why can’t I just eat my waffle?
  10. No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens.
  11. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
  12. …answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.

  1. Obama
  2. Lincoln
  3. Obama
  4. Lincoln
  5. Obama
  6. Obama
  7. Obama
  8. Lincoln
  9. Obama
  10. Lincoln
  11. Lincoln
  12. Obama



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