Bob Dole Joke

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Mon Aug 15 16:59:10 UTC 2005

On Mon, August 15, 2005 12:30 pm, Mullins, Bill said:
> From today's Washington Post:
> "Dole, by the way, coined the oft-adapted joke that the most dangerous
> place in Washington is between Schumer and a camera."
> Surely the line "The most dangerous place is between XXX and a camera."
> predates Bob Dole and Chuck Schumer.

Phil Gramm was the most common target of the joke when he was in Congress.
The earliest Proquest/Nexis/Factiva example with Gramm is from 5/18/82

--Ben Zimmer

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