Quotation by Sidney Buchman

Jefferson Smith: If you thought as much as being honest as you do of being smart ...
Diz: Honest? Why, we're the only ones who can afford to be honest in what we tell the voters. We don't have to be re-elected like politicians.
Sidney Buchman (1902–1975), U.S. screenwriter. Jefferson Smith (James Stewart), Diz (Thomas Mitchell), Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, after an angry Smith attacks newspaper reporters (1939).
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