West Wing Week: 12/23/11 or “#40dollars”

The White House Blog 

With the holidays in full swing and the countdown clock ticking away, President Obama continued to press for the extension of the payroll tax cut for 160 million working Americans and unemployment insurance benefits for those looking for work. The President urged House Republicans to put aside their political games and pass a bill that garnered overwhelming, bipartisan support in the US Senate.

Politico’s: The week in one-liners: Palin, Love, Cantor


The top quotes in politics …

“You know, it’s not too late for folks to jump in.” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suggesting that she could still enter the presidential race.

“Listen, do I wish that Mitt would be a little edgier and bolder? Sure.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offering Mitt Romney some constructive criticism.

“I’ll finish him off pretty soon too.” — Rep. Michele Bachmann telling reporters that she’s not worried about Mitt Romney.

“We would all love to clone Newt Gingrich.” — Arianna Huffington complimenting Newt Gingrich in 1995.

“He is not Lucy. I’m not Charlie Brown.” — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosiquoted by McClatchy, mentioning “Peanuts” during a press conference.

“This is a ‘Braveheart’ moment. You, Mr. Speaker, are our William Wallace.” — Rep. Phil Gingrey putting some pressure on John Boehner during in an interview with Fox News.

“You may know me as the tall guy who followed Barack everywhere he went.” — Reggie Love joking about his former job at the White House in a fundraising e-mail for Obama.

“We’re pet-friendly.” — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor encouraging President Obama to bring Bo over to Capitol Hill.

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