The top quotes in politics …
“Dealing with a different set of nuts.” — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on returning to his family’s walnut farm.
“I considered rescinding my offer to appoint him.” — President Barack Obama joking about Jack Lew’s loopy signature.
“I need this job like I need a hole in the head.” — House Speaker John Boehner being blunt.
“Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot.” — Sen. David Vitter zinging the Senate majority leader.
“Yeah, it’s not kind.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie grumbling about his Time magazine cover photo.
“Let me just say, as a fellow chick, her hair looked fabulous this morning.” — State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland guessing why Clinton didn’t try on a new helmet.
“I completely agree!!!” — Chelsea Clinton noting her dad’s “Father of the Year” award.
“It was painful to watch.” — White House press secretary Jay Carney on Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III’s injury.