The week’s top 10 quotes in politics:
“He’s making Jimmy Carter look like a Rambo tough-guy.” – Rep. Michele Bachmann, knocking President Barack Obama’s international diplomacy.
“I hate this damn job.” – Then-Gov. Sarah Palin, lamenting her profession to a staffer before she resigned (e-mails from the time were recently made public).
“Wrap your fat ass in the flag.” – MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, bossing Rush Limbaugh around as Schultz knocked the radio show host’s stance on the Wisconsin budget debate.
“Whatever happens, happens.” – Sen. Scott Brown, being blasé about any reelection worries.
“I’m not one of those politicians who thinks that because I’m in public office I’ve got to be nice all the time.” – Gov. Chris Christie, explaining his unique approach to public politics.
“This is getting more and more like ‘Meet the Press’ every minute.” – CBS’s David Letterman, joking about how his interview with Donald Rumsfeld ended up on the topic of donkeys and mules.
“Who is David Wu he sounds nuts” – Onetime Senate nominee Alvin Greene, tweeting about the troubles of Rep. David Wu.
“One of the coolest things I’ve ever said out loud.” – President Obama, admiring how “vanadum redox fuel cells” rolled off his tongue during a small-business forum in Cleveland.
“He’s got the best smile in politics.” – Rep. Carolyn Maloney, praising Vice President Joe Biden.
“That’s gonna be my campaign slogan: ‘I drank the bong water’?” – Actor George Clooney, explaining, in part, why he’ll never run for office.