Michael Kinsley (born March 9, 1951) is an American political journalist, commentator, television host, and pundit.
- Conservatives are always looking for converts, whereas liberals are always looking for heretics.
- As cited by John Leo in Two Steps Ahead of the Thought Police Transaction Publishers, 1998, p. 61.
- A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth - some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say.
- As quoted in Commentary: The gaffer speaks, The Times, April 23, 1988.
- I have a saying: the scandal isn't what's illegal, the scandal is what's legal.
- As quoted on Crossfire, CNN, Nov. 15, 1990.
- Ambition can never be naked in a political campaign, it must be clothed in deceit.
- As quoted in Time, Jan. 4, 2008