Governing According to The Princess Bride

Written by Scott

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A few of us on twitter were doing a Princess Bride quote session earlier this week, and I struck gold on something: the movie covers everything needed to properly govern (using only quotes from the movie), and should be required reading for all government officials. Here’s a few examples:

Foreign Policy: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.

Foreign Policy: I’ve hired you to help me start a war. It’s an prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition

Education Policy: I challenge you to a battle of wits.

Health Care Policy: I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.

Amendment to health care policy: Get some rest. If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything.

Domestic Policy: Let’s drink. Me from my glass, and you from yours. [that’s the libertarian in me coming out]

Financial Policy: How much do you have? 5? I’ve never worked for so little. ..

Justice or Health Care Policy: I hate for people to die embarrassed.

Got any others you’d like to add? Leave a comment…