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August-30th-2004, 11:43 PM
Hillary and Arnold
Senator Hillary Clinton was attending a party when she noticed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the far side of the room.
She walked over to him, and in a quiet voice said; "If you were my husband I would poison your drink."
Schwarzenegger smiled, leaned forward, and whispered in her ear, "And if you were my wife, I'd drink it!"
August-30th-2004, 11:52 PM
I liked it better when it was about Churchill.
When I heard it attributed to Churchill, it was presented as an actual quote, IIRC.
Ancalagon the Black
August-31st-2004, 12:01 AM
I am pretty sure it was an actual conversation between Lady Astor and Churchill. I cannot find any sites debunking this notion.
Edit: I found confirmation that it is true, from www.winstonchurchill.org--
Lady Astor: "Winston, if I were your wife I'd put poison in your coffee."
Winston: "Nancy, if I were your husband I'd drink it."
This exchange is sometimes attributed to Winston's good friend F.E. Smith, but in Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan's The Glitter and the Gold she writes that the exchange occurred at Blenheim when her son was host. See also the American edition of Martin Gilbert's In Search of Churchill (not in the British edition). In Nancy: The Life of Lady Astor, Christopher Sykes confirms Consuelo Balsan's account. "It sounds like an invention but is well authenticated. [Churchill] and the Astors were staying with Churchill's cousin, the Duke of Marlborough, at Blenheim Palace. Nancy and Churchill argued ferociously throughout the weekend."
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