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Daniel (First)

Subj: Politics in Comic Books
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 at 09:21:54 pm EDT (Viewed 16 times)

Funny thing I realized…

I was on Wiki just browsing around and I ended up reading
"Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy"

Basically it was a phrase spoken during the 1988 United States vice-presidential debate by Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Lloyd Bentsen to Republican vice-presidential candidate Senator Dan Quayle.

Quayle had routinely been comparing himself to Kennedy in his speech.
In response to this Bentsen said:

“Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy: I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.”

As soon as I read that sentence I swore that I heard it before…somewhere in comics.
It was eating away at my mind as I tried to remember. Then it hit me -
It was in Civil War 7, where Hercules was fighting Clor and said:

“How darest thou wear the flesh of the Odinson?! I knew Thor…Thor was a friend of mine…and you know something imposter? THOU ART NO THOR!”
Then he smashes the clone's head with his own Mjolnir hammer baby!!!

Not to surprising that writers borrowed lines from real-life history/politics considering that Civil War was a huge political themed story…