Robert DeNiro

Politico’s: The week in one-liners: Mitt, Brown, Biden

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The top quotes in politics …

“That’s a big lava lamp, congratulations.” — GOP White House hopeful Mitt Romney admiringa light source.

“It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch.” — Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom on why the campaign can restart in the fall.

“I’m sure it’s not a pretty sight.” — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorumapologizing for a shirtless photo.

“I think it’s the first time he’s actually ever used protection.” — Sen. Scott Brown joking about Santorum’s secret service team.

“Now for you who are not full Irish in this room, lubricated has a different meaning for us all.” — Vice President Joe Biden making a weird joke.

“We believe the joke was inappropriate.” — Olivia Alair, Michelle Obama’s campaign press secretary, chiding Robert De Niro.

“He is my son.” — First lady Michelle Obama talking about her dog, Bo.

Ann Coulter Defends Robert De Niro’s First Lady Joke

I’m not an Ann Coulter fan…at all.  On the other hand, Robert De Niro has topped my favorite actor list (he and Al Pacino) for over 35 years, so imagine my surprise when I read that Ms. Coulter defended Mr. De Niro from Newt Gingrich’s outrage, over a joke he told at a fundraiser for First Lady, Michelle Obama…

The Huffington Post

Ann Coulter tweeted her defense for Robert De Niro on Tuesday after the actor came under criticism for a joke he quipped at a fundraiser for First Lady Michelle Obama.

De Niro kicked off a New York City fundraiser in support of the First Lady Monday night by joking about the wives of the GOP candidates. “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney,” De Niro said. “Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”

GOP candidate Newt Gingrich condemned De Niro’s joke, calling it “utterly and totally inexcusable.” Because the satirical remark was made at a fundraising event for the First Lady, Gingrich demanded an apology from President Obama, stating that he should be held “accountable.”

The First Lady’s campaign press secretary Olivia Alair did not apologize but called the joke “inappropriate.”

Coulter, on the other hand, felt differently. “Can we please stop the fake ‘offended’ routine? Pls explain what was allegedly offensive about DeNiro’s joke,” she tweeted.

Coulter staunchly supports GOP candidate Mitt Romney and has railed against Gingrich in the past. She also previously defended individuals who Gingrich publicly criticized. When Gingrich attacked CNN’s John King during a GOP primary debate,Coulter defended King during her an appearance on Fox News.