The week’s top political quotes…
“I’m huggable and lovable.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie describing his soft side.
“By the way, this is a titanium spine,” — Rep. Michele Bachmann touting her toughness.
“Are you a flake?” — Fox News host Chris Wallace asking Michele Bachmann a controversial question.
“I thought he was a kind of a dick yesterday.” — MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin making a comment about President Obama that led to his suspension.
“My hands are shaking, my knees are weak. I can’t seem to stand on my own two feet.” — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich quoting Elvis before being found guilty of corruption charges.
“I sure hope that no one breaks into my office this time.” — Former Sen. George McGovern discussing his law firm’s move into the Watergate.
“The last thing this race needs is another candidate who is meticulous about his hair.” — NBC’s Brian Williams denying rumors that he’s running for president.
“Bristol, what we say on the fishing boat stays on the fishing boat!” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin telling her daughter to keep quiet about her 2012 plans in a text.
“I’m not going to make news on that today. Good try though.” — President Obama deflecting a question about same sex marriage laws.
Let me be perfectly clear, I am not a Karl Rove fan. However, for the first time I am agreeing with him!
Although he has to be careful not to bash a fellow Fox News colleague, if one reads between the lines on Roves’s assessment of Sarah Palin, he’s not too fond of her and he thinks she’s one sandwich short of a picnic.
Personally I think this is simply a publicity tour to get her name back in the news…
At this point in the 2012 political scene, it’s no secret that Karl Rove isn’t Sarah Palin’s biggest fan. But just in case it’s been forgotten, Rove made that once again abundantly clear on tonight’s On the Record, where he compared Palin to failed Democratic candidate George McGovern, questioned her understanding of how presidential primaries work, and told Greta van Susteren he doesn’t see her thinking “the rules apply to her.”
With renewed speculation that Palin may run for President, van Susteren asked Rove to evaluate the possibility of Palin putting together a successful campaign for the primaries. “I think it’s the emergence of a potential race,” Rove said of her weekend bus tour, adding that, given that the tour isn’t going to go to most primary states and will do no real fundraising, it appears “she thinks the rules don’t apply to her.” “She doesn’t need to have the traditional trappings of a presidential campaign,” he elaborated, including “no finance committee” nor the need to “go shake a lot of hands in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina.” “Is she right in thinking [the rules don't apply]?” van Susteren asked.