Politico’s Politi-Quotes 12-10-10


The week’s top 10 quotes in politics:

 “It’s alive! That’s just a joke guys, don’t worry.” – President Barack Obama, joking as he looked into a microscope while visiting a biotech classroom. 

“Ok I’m starting to scream at Obama on tv the way I used to with Bush – not a good sign.” – HBO’s Bill Maher, suddenly souring, via Twitter, on the president. 

“He is whining, and no one likes a whining president.” – Sen. Lindsey Graham, on Obama. 

“Tragedy comes in threes. Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards’s passing and Barack Obama’s announcement of extending the tax cuts, which is good, but also extending the unemployment benefits.” – Christine O’Donnell, philosophizing. 

“You blowhard!” – David Letterman, to Bill O’Reilly. 

“I’m not going to answer.” – Oprah Winfrey, on whether Sarah Palin is qualified to be president. 

“I have another dead horse to beat.” – A White House reporter, beginning his question to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs during a briefing. 

“I saw him the other day and I was amazed by it, he must be 300-plus, and that’s something he’s just gotta deal with because you’re not going to say, ‘I’m going to cut the budget,’ well, how about starting with supper?” – MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. 

“He’s stubborn.” – Gibbs, explaining how Obama has successfully stayed away from cigarettes. 

“I have heard that the TSA will be handling more packages this Christmas than the UPS.” – British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald, joking about airport security.

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“Ma’am, are my testicles black?” – President George W. Bush, recalling a confusing moment in a hospital when his dad, Bush 41, meant to say, “Are my test results back?”

“That is so badass. I’m jealous.” – Lance Armstrong, reacting to rumors that Bill Clinton made a cameo on “The Hangover 2.”

“I’m the next president. … I’ll be 35 … just before November, so I was born to be president. I’m the man. I’m the man. I’m the man. Greene’s the man. I’m the man. I’m the greatest person ever. I was born to be president. I’m the man, I’m the greatest individual ever.” – South Carolina’s Alvin Greene, continuing to be Alvin Greene.

“I can’t help it. I just love her.” – Rep. Mike Pence, on Sarah Palin.

“U love torturing me w this [s***].” – Sen. Chris Dodd’s Twitter feed. (His office later had to apologize for the tweet.)

“If I was him, I’d go out on top. Don’t pull a Brett Favre and keep coming out of retirement.” – Wisconsin Gov.-elect Scott Walker on Michael Steele’s future at the Republican National Committee.

“I could care less if someone feels me up.” – Rep. Jim Moran, on controversial airport screening procedures.

“Please have your genitalia out and ready to be fondled.” – Ann Coulter, summarizing said screening procedures.

“I’m wildly excited that I can walk through a machine instead of getting my dose of love pats.” – Sen. Claire McCaskill, also chiming in on the procedures.

“This may be the only shovel-ready project in America.” – Former veep Dick Cheney, taking a jab at the Obama administration as he helped open George W. Bush’s presidential library.

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“The thing I love about you is you’re quite provocative.” – Former President George W. Bush to Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly.   

“That guy’s an animal. He’s a beast.” – Attorney General Eric Holder’s brother, describing Rahm Emanuel.   

“We’ve come up empty with any explanation.” – A Pentagon spokesperson, trying to describe the “mystery missile” off California.  

“Would you like to sing at an inauguration?” – Sarah Palin, having just heard a great rendition of “God Bless America.”

“If you look at American TV … you would think we all went around wrestling and wearing bikinis.” – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during an interview on Australian radio.   

“I’m going to say this and don’t get mad — he’s fat.” – Columbia professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, explaining why New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will have difficulty running for president.   

“They grope you like you would not believe.” – Ralph Nader, telling the Daily Caller why he has beef with FAA security procedures.   

“A bunch of commie libs.” – Rush Limbaugh, offering his take on CNN.   

“I have no interest in running for office. I won’t be writing a book. It is not my goal to be famous.” – Republican Saul Anuzis, throwing his hat into the ring to replace RNC Chairman Michael Steele.    

“I think that kind of question should be asked to me when President Obama is not standing right next to me.” – Korean President Lee Myung-bak, reacting to the question, “Do you have any concerns about that U.S. policy might lead to a flood of ‘hot’ money coming into the Korean economy?” 

The week’s top ten quotes in American politics


“John Boehner: Stop using my dad’s name as a punchline, you asshat.” – Artist Rosanne Cash (daughter of Johnny…) in a tweet to Boehner over his use of Johnny’s name in his stump speech. 

“You know they’re trying to screw the president, right?” – Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, encouraging voters in Philadelphia to vote Democratic. 

“Even today I can’t stand the smell.” – Sen. Harry Reid, explaining his thoughts on doughnuts thanks to a tough bakery job he had when he was younger. 

“I’m on speed dial now.” – Sen. Mitch McConnell, describing his new access to the White House after the Democrats’ tough showing on election night. 

“Political Ann Landers.” – Karl Rove, describing his new nickname for Dana Perino. 

“Very tea partyish. I like it.” – Commentator Bill Bennett, reacting to CNN’s use of theme music from HBO’s “John Adams” series as election night music. 

“Hon, how do you spell your last name?” – Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s husband, joking to his wife as the two voted (much of Murkowski’s write-in campaign focused on making sure voters knew how to spell her last name). 

“Go on, girlfriend! Let’s hear it.” – Republican consultant Mary Matalin, encouraging Democratic consultant Donna Brazile to say “Gov. Martinez” as Martinez enjoyed her victory in New Mexico. 

“As president, you’re called much worse than ‘dude.'” – President Obama, on whether he was offended by Jon Stewart calling him “dude.” 

“It’s Election Day. Never have the cemeteries in my hometown of Chicago been so lively.” – Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, tweeting his thoughts on Tuesday.