The top quotes in politics this week:
“And there you have it. At 4:25 Eastern Standard Time, this story officially became sad.” — Comedian Jon Stewart, reacting to his friend Anthony Weiner’s press conference on Monday.
“I’ve been there.” — Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer talking about Anthony Weiner’s situation.
“Notice, nobody’s defended Anthony. Like Spitzer, he had no friends.” — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg weighing in.
“By the way, I no longer follow Congressman Weiner on Twitter at the request of my mother. She said it made her uncomfortable.”— Meghan McCain, writing on The Daily Beast about Weiner.
“Call somebody else.” — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid when asked if he had advice for Weiner.
“We make decisions as a couple.” — Newt Gingrich addressing the notion that his wife, Callista, is in control of his schedule.
“We still think we might get Lindsay Lohan.” – Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, joking about the fact that Miley Cyrus dissed him.
“I didn’t mess up about Paul Revere.” — Sarah Palin, defending her version of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride.
“I’d like to hire Hillary Clinton.” — Fox News’s Roger Ailes, expressing his interest in employing the secretary of state.
“I wouldn’t rule it out.” — Alec Baldwin’s spokesman, hinting that the actor just might run for mayor of New York in 2013.