“An attempt on you could bring the republic down.” – Fox News’s Glenn Beck, encouraging Sarah Palin in a letter to “look into protection for your family.”
“Keep your mouth shut.” – Commentator Bernie Goldberg, knocking Pima County, Ariz., Sheriff Clarence Dupnik for his remarks in the wake of the Tucson shootings.
“I wouldn’t have done it.” – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, on Sarah Palin’s “crosshairs” map.
“This Jared guy’s chalkboard in his basement, I’m not sure it wouldn’t look that different than Glenn Beck’s chalkboard.” – HBO’s Bill Maher, discussing the Tucson shooter.
“Oh, you guys are nothing if not entertaining over there. It’s like living next door to The Simpsons, you know, the dysfunctional family down the block. Watching you guys, I mean I shouldn’t make too light of it, I think this is really a bad situation.” – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, comparing neighboring Illinois to “The Simpsons.”
“Tone it down.” – Fox News Channel President Roger Ailes, requesting that his on-air employees take down the rhetoric a notch in the wake of the Tucson shooting.
“Whack-job nut maggot.” – Mike Huckabee, describing accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner.
“I can’t be remorseful for something I think I didn’t do.” – Former Rep. Tom DeLay, defending himself despite being sentenced to three years in prison.
“Oh, so he’s into love-making. He’ll make great love to you then tell you what’s wrong with you. That’s called ‘seducing and reducing.’” – “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger, offering analysis after some of Julian Assange’s earlier online profiles were read to her (she didn’t know it was Assange at the time).
“Still taking bites of the bacon, chewing and talking, VPOTUS chatted up the Delaware troops, wiping his mouth with the back of his hand.” – A pool report, describing a scene from Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Afghanistan.