“Principle is okay up to a certain point, but principle doesn’t do any good if you lose.” Richard B. Cheney.
But, then again Mr Vice-President, what good is a man who has lost his principles? What good is a man without honor? A man who is neither principled nor honorable is not a man worthy of the office of Vice-President of the United States of America or anything else worth winning or losing.
Want to know why our republic is in such perilous straits? Our leaders are men, like Mr Cheney, who have abandoned honor and the principles upon which our nation was founded for their personal gain.
Quote taken from John W. Dean’s ‘Worse Than Watergate’ and attributed to Ron Nessen’s ‘It Sure Looks Different from the Inside’ (Chicago: Playboy Press, 1978), p 230