Politico’s: The week in one-liners: Perry, Rose, Bachmann


The week’s top quotes in politics …

“… I don’t miss my shots in the fourth quarter.” — President Barack Obama onbasketball and 2012.

“I’m not a halfway kind of guy.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on his decision to endorse Mitt Romney.

“It’s been heaven. My staff can’t find me, nobody can reach me.” — Sen. Patrick Leahy telling the WSJ why he enjoyed the BlackBerry outage.

“They don’t expect to see me at Starbucks or at Chipotle.”— First LadyMichelle Obama discussing her incognito public outings with NBC’s Al Roker.

“We are being brutalized by our opponents, and our own party.” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s wife, Anitaspeaking out about her husband’s presidential campaign.

“I just try to get up every day and do my job, and debates are not my strong suit.” — Rick Perry acknowledging that he’s not the world’s best debater.

“I believe in tables.” — GOP debate moderator Charlie Rose approving of Tuesday’s set-up onstage.

“And when they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I’m going to say you know, I don’t know.” — 2012 hopeful Herman Cainadmitting to The Brody File that he doesn’t know everything.

“I think the devil is in the details.” — Rep. Michele Bachmann knocking Cain’s 9-9-9 plan during the presidential debate.

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