Virtues and Vices:

I was recently reminded of this Churchill quote (and, yes, it does seem to be a genuine Churchill quote, not just a loose quote that gets attributed to Churchill, Wilde, Twain, Bierce, or Parker):

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Thanks to Sasha for confirming this for me; Churchill apparently said this about Stafford Cripps.

Mark Field (mail):
Churchill also said of Cripps, "There but for the grace of God, goes God."
11.27.2006 3:16pm
Mike BUSL07 (mail) (www):
Mark, thank you, I just cracked up in Admin.
11.27.2006 3:32pm
Known to my father's generation as Sir Stifford Craps.
11.27.2006 5:11pm
Mark Field (mail):

I just cracked up in Admin.

I feel like I did my part for humanity today.

Next time you're bored in Admin. -- I'm guessing that'll be tomorrow -- I highly recommend this book.
11.27.2006 9:51pm
Mike BUSL07 (mail) (www):
For $3, it's a crime to pass it up. Thanks!
11.27.2006 11:51pm
David Maquera (mail) (www):
Also attributed to Churchill is the following quote about Cripps:

"Here we are, marooned in all these miles of sand - not one blade of grass or drop of water or a flower. How Cripps would love it."
11.30.2006 8:35am