Politico top quotes of the week

Week in one-liners: FLOTUS, Carney, Paul

I haven’t published this Politico feature in a while.  This particular one was from Friday 8-16-2013…

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The top quotes in politics…

“I’m in this business to win.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reassuring Republican leaders.

“Reporting for #juryduty.” — Arizona Sen. John McCain tweeting about his afternoon in Maricopa County Superior Court.

“I think I’m too famous.” — Rush Limbaugh brushing off suggestions that he should moderate a presidential debate.

“Why does that make me not serious?” — Donald Trump defending his ongoing skepticism about the president’s birth certificate.

“I love an endorsement by Sarah Palin, what’s not to love?” — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paultouting support for “Team Rand” from the former Alaska governor.

“I want to be this really fly 80-, 90-year old.” — First Lady Michelle Obama dishing on her upcoming birthday.

“I’m kind of busy right now.” — “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson shutting down talks of a congressional run.

“Can you teach me how to do the Jackal?” — White House Press Secretary Jay Carneywelcoming West Wing star Allison Janney to Twitter.


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Week in one-liners: FLOTUS, Flake, Palin

Michelle Obama, Jeff Flake and Sarah Palin are shown. | AP Photos
Michelle Obama, Jeff Flake and Sarah Palin are shown. | AP Photos


The top quotes in politics…

“… I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.” — PresidentBarack Obama joking around at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“Fox is the jocks, MSNBC is the nerds…NPR is the table for kids with peanut allergies.” —Conan O’Brien jabbing the media during his routine.

“That #WHCD was pathetic.” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin bashing the dinner.

“We’ve got your back!” — First lady Michelle Obama tweeting her support to NBA center Jason Collins.

“I’m looking forward to personally congratulating America’s great sex pioneer.” — Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt endorsing Mark Sanford.

“She went there.” — A debate moderator noting Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s reference to Sanford’s affair.

“That probably puts me somewhere just below pond scum.” — Sen. Jeff Flake commenting ona poll of his political popularity.


Politico top quotes of the week

Week in one-liners: Obama, Palin, Bush

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The top quotes in politics…

“Sometimes I have this fantasy that I can put on a disguise and, you know, wear a fake mustache.” — President Barack Obama daydreaming about traveling unnoticed.

“You guys are crack addicts.” — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush responding to a 2016 question from David Gregory.

“Govt, stay out of my refrigerator!” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacting to NYC’s soda ruling.

“If I do act a little wobbly today, I did take a few shots to the head.” — Rep. Peter King recapping a boxing match.

“He’s the RGIII of politics.” — Republican pollster Whit Ayres comparing Sen. Marco Rubio to the Redskins quarterback.

“She’s going to be a great candidate.” — Donald Trump praising Ashley Judd.

“…their presidential ticket for 2016 is shaping up to look like a rerun of the ‘Golden Girls.” —Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell jabbing the Democratic Party.


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The top quotes in politics …

“I guess I shouldn’t call politicians names.” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin apologizing for calling Republicans “wusses.”

“It’s magic beans and fairy dust.” — White House press secretary Jay Carney knocking the GOP fiscal cliff plan.

“Has the president seen ‘The Devil Wears Prada?’” — ABC’s Jake Tapper at Wednesday’s White House briefing.

“Oh I gotta do the hashtag.” — President Barack Obama navigating Twitter.

“I’m not doing that dance again.” — Former Sen. Alan Simpson putting “Gangnam Style” behind him.

“Thank you, Mr. Secretary.” — Sen. John McCain introducing Sen. John Kerry.

“Thank you very much, Mr. President.” — Sen. John Kerry responding to McCain.


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Week in one-liners: Biden, Rubio, Christie

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“And you’ve got a homeboy in the deal who gets it.” — Vice President Joe Biden reassuring  Hurricane Sandy victims.

“I’m not a scientist, man.” — Sen. Marco Rubio on the age of the earth.

“When you’re in a hole, stop digging.” — Sen. Lindsey Graham advising Mitt Romney.

“I respectfully separate myself from my two amigos.” — Sen. Joe Lieberman disagreeing with his colleagues.

“It’s basically fused to my skin at this point.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joking about his fleece jacket.

“Congratulations, Cobbler!” — President Barack Obama pardoning the White House Thanksgiving turkey.

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“I think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don’t come out of your mouth the right way.” — Rep. Paul Ryan knocking Biden during Thursday’s debate.

“With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey.” — Vice President Joe Biden responding to Ryan.

“I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite.” — President Barack Obama reflecting on his debate performance.

“Wow — here’s old moderate Mitt. Where ya been, boy?” — Former President Bill Clintonreacting to Romney’s debate performance.

“Hang up on this dude, man.” — An Ohio radio host cutting off Senate candidate Josh Mandel for failing to answer his questions.

“Que sera sera!” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on whether she’ll run for president someday.

“I find myself gazing at CVS.” — First lady Michelle Obama on escaping the White House bubble.


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The top quotes in politics …

“Man, are you a powerlifter or what?” —  President Barack Obama reacting to being lifted off the ground by a pizza shop owner

“I move around a lot.” —  Scott Van Duzer, the pizza shop owner, brushing off the compliment.

“You know what I’m here for.” — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist looking for a hug from Van Duzer.

“He was covered up.” — Ann Romney on walking in on George W. Bush getting a massage.

“Oh, I’m just here to see some friends.” — Rep. Paul Ryan popping into Boehner’s office on his first day back.

“He needs to be severely aggressive.” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urging Romney to go attack Obama.

“I don’t think Christie is taking the middle seat.” — California Gov. Jerry Brown zinging New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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“I wish Myth Romney had been governor of the state I had lived in.” — Rep. Barney Frank knocking the GOP candidate.

“You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can’t visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally.” — President Barack Obama going after Romney.

“Uh, don’t plan on it.” — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on whether he’d watch the last night of the DNC.

“They can’t find 64,000 people that want to go to this thing.” — Rush Limbaugh  on why  Obama’s speech was moved indoors.

“That is an alternate universe.” — CNN’s Anderson Cooper questioning the logic of Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“Heck, he even appointed Hillary!” — Former President Bill Clinton attesting to Obama’s cooperative nature.

“We were so young, so in love, and so in debt.”  — First lady Michelle Obama on the early years with her husband.

“…he is the perfect icon for today’s Republican tea party: an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.” — Sen. Tom Harkin dissing Clint Eastwood.

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Politico’s Week in one liners: Ryan, Obama, Romney


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The top quotes in politics …

“Good evening everyone, and welcome to Barack Obama’s retirement party!” — Former Gov.Tim Pawlenty knocking the president at the RNC.

“It should be a pretty entertaining show.” — President Barack Obama commenting on the convention.

“Save a little for Mitt.” Actor Clint Eastwood hushing an excited crowd at the RNC.

“He’s a unique guy, and he did a unique thing last night.” — Ann Romney when asked about Eastwood’speech.

“My playlist starts with AC/DC and ends with Zeppelin.” — Rep. Paul Ryan on Romney’s poor taste in music.

“Ryan is the devil in disguise.” — “View” co-host Joy Behar ripping the GOP vice presidential candidate.

“If everyone had competed fairly and honestly, I’d probably be the nominee.” — Herman Cainlamenting his failed White House bid.

“Put me down as undecided.” Rep. Ron Paul discussing his vote in November.


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The top quotes in politics …

“Regrettably I jumped into the water without a swimsuit.” — Rep. Kevin Yoder describing his late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee.

“Don’t be a stranger!” — ABC’s Jake Tapper encouraging President Obama to make more appearances in the White House briefing room.

“…then you are what we would call in Britain, a gutless little twerp.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan  lashing out at Rep. Todd Akin for backing out of an interview.

“This is an individual who sits on the House Committee on Science and Technology but somehow missed science class.” — President Barack Obama mocking Akin.

“I’m vice president, and let me tell you, I’d trade it all to go back and play my senior year again.” Vice President Joe Biden recalling his football days.

“Gov. Romney’s just sort of a guy that you never want to play pick-up basketball with.” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley criticizing the GOP presidential candidate.

“That’s really good news because I just bought a four-day cruise.” — Sen. Marco Rubio recalling his reaction to not being selected as Romney’s running mate.