Monday, January 29, 2007

[know your politics] match the names with the quotes

Here are the quoters:

a The Lizard Queen
b Observer columnist Nick Cohen
c Nancy Pelosi
d Shafiq ur-Rahman
e Sir Nicholas Stern
f Tony Blair
g John Reid
h Dick Cheney

One of the quoters is a blind and did not give any of the quotes below.

... and here are the quotes:

1 "This open season of Muslim-bashing and Islamophobia has been with us for so long that one is little surprised about yet another Channel 4 'investigation'."

2 "It is necessary to a civilised society that those who are a danger to our society are put away. The public have a right to expect protection from violent and dangerous offenders. Prisons are an expensive resource that should be used to protect the public and to rehabilitate inmates and stop them reoffending. However, we should not be squandering taxpayers' money to monitor non-dangerous and less serious offenders."

3 "No one knows how many people demonstrated. The BBC estimated between six and 10 million, and anti-war activists tripled that, but no one doubted that these were history's largest co-ordinated demonstrations and that millions, maybe tens of millions, had marched to keep a fascist regime in power."

4 "It is very important that the report is discussed; a number of people have raised interesting points and we will be discussing them all. There are no certainties; but the broad conclusion that the costs of action are a good deal less than the damages they save, I think is pretty robust."

5 "The question is, we face a lot of dangers in the world and, in the gentleman's words, we face a lot of evil men and what in my background equips me to deal with evil and bad men?"

6 "The conflict we’re involved in—not just Iraq, but on the broader basis against Al Qaeda, against the threat that’s represented by the extreme elements of Islam on a global basis now—is going to go on for a long time. And it’s not something that’s going to end decisively, and there’s not going to be a day when we can say, “There, now we have a treaty, problem solved.” It’s a problem that I think will occupy our successors maybe for two or three or four administrations to come. It is an existential conflict."

7 "We owe them better policy. We owe them better initiatives. I believe redeployment of our troops is a step toward stability in the region. We are very proud of the effort made by our military, but this cannot be won by our military alone.''

Hat tips:
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Cleanthes said...

Let's get the obvious ones out of the way so that I can take credit for them before anyone else does.

b Observer columnist Nick Cohen - Definitely 3
e Sir Nicholas Stern - Definitely 4
f Tony Blair - almost certainly 6
g John Reid - Definitely 2

That leaves 1, 5 & 7 and
a The Lizard Queen - who she?
c Nancy Pelosi
d Shafiq ur-Rahman
h Dick Cheney

I'll go for:
h Dick Cheney - 7
d Shafiq ur-Rahman - 1

so I'll plump for
c Nancy Pelosi - 5.

How did I do?

james higham said...

Cleanthes, dearest sir, you scored 4 from 7 - 'quite good'.

As with the other quiz, please follow the answers link and it will tell you which ones you had right or wrong.

The Lizard Queen is a US epithet for Hillary Clinton.

CityUnslicker said...

wow, that was a hard one!