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A handful of the good, the bad and the ugly. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
Barack Obama, "And that is why, in the shadow of the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln once called on a divided house to stand together, where common hopes and common dreams still, I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for President of the United States." Hooray!
Nancy Giles, of CBS Sunday Morning, concluding her commentary on the media frenzy over Anna Nicole Smith's death, "If every generation gets the celebrities it deserves, we're in trouble -- with all due respect." I agree, stories like this clog up too much of our news time and are a poor reflection of our society.
John McLaughlin, host of the McLaughlin Group, "If Obama is the hare, [Bill] Richardson may be the tortoise, because his credentials are great, greater than Obama's and he keeps plodding along." Classic McLaughlin.
Pastor Ted Haggard, recently emerged from 3 weeks of gay "rehab", now reportedly convinced that he is "completely heterosexual."
Tim Russert testifying at the Scooter Libby trial, "My personal policy is always off the record when talking to government officials unless specified." So Russert's first priority is protecting his access to high level officials, not his journalistic duty of keeping the public informed.
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Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, speaking on C-SPAN's Q&A, "...I was one of two people who voted against that ethics bill because it's going to tear up the Senate. It's going to tear up the ability for the American people to have great people come and represent them... Because you will be at such risk to have made an innocent mistake that you will spend $300,000 to $500,000 defending yourself, in terms of an allegation against you, in a court of law. Not as a rule, this is a statute that we passed. This is federal law. This isn't a senate rule. This is federal law. If this becomes law, I will guarantee you I won't run again." (paraphrased) If you make laws against corruption, I'm out!
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, "Everything the advocates of war said would happen hasn't happened. And all the things the critics said would happen have happened. [The president's neoconservative advisers] are effectively saying, 'Invade Iran. Then everyone will see how smart we are.' But after you've lost x number of times at the roulette wheel, do you double-down?" How crazy have things gotten when Norquist starts sounding reasonable?