The week’s top 10 quotes in American politics:
“Note to self – don’t use the words ‘shot’, ‘with’, or ‘troops’ to start anymore msgs.” – Cyclist Lance Armstrong, after having tweeted: “Shot w/ some the troops. One of Saddam’s old palaces in the background.”
“This guy has emotional problems.” – Barbara Walters, on John Boehner’s penchant for tears.
“I respect John Boehner because he has worn his feelings on his sleeve on things that are so important to him.” – Sarah Palin, offering a different take on Boehner’s tears.
“It is freezing on the East Coast. It was so cold, John Boehner had to use anti-freeze before his morning cry.” – Yet one more take, from NBC’s Jimmy Fallon.
“A new suit.” – What one child told first lady Michelle Obama to buy her husband for the holidays.
“I’d be sleeping on the couch.” – President Barack Obama, describing his fate had he not signed the child nutrition bill his wife championed.
“Let me try to explain why I don’t follow more people…” – Sen. Claire McCaskill, beginning a long description about her Twitter practices.
“The dog is a mess. He just leaves his toys everywhere. And then he loses them and then he’s got nothing to play with.” – First lady Michelle Obama, talking about first dog Bo.
“It shouldn’t be called an omnibus. It should be called an omni-terrible.” – Sen. Tom Coburn, slamming the spending bill before the U.S. Senate.
“Have you ever been a member of the communist party?” – A Chicago resident having fun with Rahm Emanuel as the city reviewed the mayoral candidate’s residency status.