The top quotes in politics …
“There have been bad ones before, but this is by far the worst so far.” — Journalist Dan Rather on the 2012 presidential campaign.
“It’s nauseating to the American public.” — Newark Mayor Cory Booker criticizing the Obama campaign for attacking Mitt Romney’s work at Bain Capital.
“That no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber.” — Vice President Joe Biden discounting Romney’s career in private equity.
“I think tradesmen would do a much better job running and leading this country.” — Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” striking back at Biden.
“He’s a nerd.” — “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski calling out Romney on his sci-fi fervor.
“I’ll smoke a joint on the Capitol steps.” — California Congressional candidate Andy Caffrey defending medicinal marijuana use.
“I’m not sure she’d be interested, but she’d certainly be welcome.” — Journalist Katie Couric inviting former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to appear on her show.
“All it does is it makes my heels taller.” — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley brushing off a video of an AFL-CIO leader smashing a piñata of her.