H/t: Yankee Clipper
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, President Obama held townhalls in Northern Virginia, California, and Nevada, to speak directly to the American people about his vision for reducing our debt and bringing down our deficit based on the values of shared responsibility and shared prosperity.
The week’s top 10 quotes in politics:
“My old number — before Michael Jordan, by the way.” – President Barack Obama, upon receiving a jersey with the number 23 on it from the Air Force Academy football team.
“When I stand in front of the mirror and really look, I wonder: What the f*** happened here? Jesus Christ. What a beating!” – Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, explaining the aging process.
“Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere.” – Convicted serial killer Charles Manson, doing his part to curb climate change.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I am prepared to take the oath: I am not now, and never have been, a wearer of Gucci shoes. I have never tried a pair on. I have never been alone in the same room with a Gucci shoe.”
- Fred Thompson, remaining a man of the people.
“Malia doesn’t know this yet, but she’s going to be doing her own laundry.” – First lady Michelle Obama, revealing some White House secrets to Gayle King.
“I’m just hangin’ out, man.” – Vice President Joe Biden, talking to a Cleveland local during a visit to Slyman’s Restaurant, according to a pool report.
“Yeah, it’s true, they’re wanting grandkids, but they’ll have to wait a little bit. Right now they only have two grandcats. I have a cat and my sister has a cat, so that’s all they can brag about.” – Jenna Bush Hager, disappointing the former president and first lady.
“I never get tired. I can’t.” – Rep. Rosa DeLauro, explaining how she’s able to put time into her cooking despite a busy workload.
“This article was amended on 19 April 2011. The original referred to the Senator Jesse Helms as Jesse James. This has been corrected.” – A correction that appeared in the Guardian.
“Trump is the Al Sharpton of the Republican Party.” – Columnist Charles Krauthammer, explaining the GOP’s newest sensation.
- How the Koch Brothers Indoctrinate Their Employees with Right-Wing Anti-Worker Propaganda (alternet.org)
- Mistaken Identity (powerlineblog.com)
- Koch brothers become political Big Brother (rt.com)
- Koch Brothers Must Be Investigated (ynative77.wordpress.com)
- Koch sent Washington election slate to employees (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- The Koch Brothers Tell Their Employees How To Vote (alan.com)