Politico’s: Week in one-liners: Booker, Biden, Couric


The top quotes in politics …

“There have been bad ones before, but this is by far the worst so far.” — Journalist Dan Rather  on the 2012 presidential campaign.

“It’s nauseating to the American public.” — Newark Mayor Cory Booker criticizing the Obama campaign for attacking Mitt Romney’s work at Bain Capital.

“That no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber.” —  Vice President Joe Biden discounting Romney’s career in private equity.

“I think tradesmen would do a much better job running and leading this country.” —  Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” striking back at Biden.

“He’s a nerd.” — “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski calling out  Romney on his sci-fi fervor.

“I’ll smoke a joint on the Capitol steps.” — California Congressional candidate Andy Caffrey  defending medicinal marijuana use.

“I’m not sure she’d be interested, but she’d certainly be welcome.” — Journalist Katie Couric  inviting former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to appear on her show.

“All it does is it makes my heels taller.” — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley brushing off a video of an AFL-CIO leader smashing a piñata of her.

West Wing Week: 5/25/2012 or “We Are Not Meant to Walk This Road Alone”

The White House

This week, the President announced a major new initiative on food security, hosted the G8 and NATO summits, gave the commencement addresses in Joplin, Missouri and at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and traveled to Iowa to urge Congress to act on the “To Do List,” invest in clean energy, and extend the Production Tax Credit that has bipartisan support.