Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President took his American Jobs Act to Richmond, Virginia, Columbus, Ohio, and Raleigh, North Carolina, traveled to all three memorial sites on the 10th anniversary of September 11th, and presented the Medal of Honor to former active duty Marine, Dakota Meyer, for his extraordinary actions in Afghanistan.
That’s September 9th to September 15th or “Pass This Bill!”
The top quotes in politics this week …
“Hell no, I’m not having any fun.” House Speaker John Boehner talking about his job.
“I literally felt embarrassed for my country.” — Former Vice President Dick Cheney on his reaction to the U.S. credit downgrade.
“The odds of me being re-elected are much higher than the odds of me being elected in the first place.” — President Obama sounding hopeful about staying in office.
“That just sort of came to me.” — Jon Huntsman explaining the Kurt Cobain joke he made during the GOP debate.
“If you’re saying I could be bought for $5,000, I’m offended.” — Rick Perry on how much it costs to buy him off.
“If you’re dealt four aces, that doesn’t make you a great poker player.”— Mitt Romney knocking Rick Perry during the debate.
“America is too uptight!” — Herman Cain promising a more laid-back mood if elected president.
“I wasn’t born at Harvard.” — Elizabeth Warren answering critics who call her out of touch.
“Fire somebody.” — James Carville giving advice to Obama.
“I’m sick of giving the same answer, believe me.” — Sarah Palin getting tired of questions about her possible presidential run.