03 June 2009

Cheeky Quote Day! 3 June 2009

From Denny: Can you believe it’s already June? How time flies by faster than a political campaign!

About.com and their political humor section have compiled quite a number of funnies from the past couple of years’ political seasons. Some of them were mildly funny but sad too, both Republican and Democrat, so I did not include them. Those speak more to family issues like for the Craig, Palin, Edwards families. There were other quotes just honestly misspoken because of campaign fatigue.

I was looking for more of the outlandish because of word choice and ridiculous because of the mental process of coming to that decision, daring to actually speak it out loud. If you want to know more just go to their page and you can view the sources of where they pulled all these quotes, some are videos. Enjoy the read - and amusing trip down memory lane!

Quotes compiled by Daniel Kurtzman @ About.com:

"If he's the answer, then the question must be ridiculous." - New York Gov. David Patterson, on John McCain at his speech at the Democratic National Convention 2008

"At a time of great crisis with mortgage foreclosures and autos, he says we only have one president at a time. I'm afraid that overstates the number of presidents we have. He's got to remedy that situation." - Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), calling on President-elect Obama to play a more significant role on economic issues

"If we were a dog food, they would take us off the shelf." - Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.), in a memo to colleagues about the problem with the Republican brand

"Now he tells us that he's the one who's gonna take on the old boys network. The old boys network? In the McCain campaign that's called a staff meeting. Come on!" - Barack Obama, about John McCain

"I've been sleeping like a baby. Sleep two hours, wake up and cry, sleep two hours, wake up and cry.'' - John McCain, talking to Jay Leno about his election loss

"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office." — President George W. Bush, in an interview with the Jerusalem Post, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008

2009 Five Presidents, President George W. Bush...5 Presidents Image by BL1961 via Flickr

"When I was in college, we used to take a popcorn popper, because that was the only thing they would let us use in the dorm, and we would fry squirrels in a popcorn popper in the dorm room." — Republican candidate Mick Huckabee, interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Jan. 16, 2008

"So?" — Vice President Dick Cheney, responding to an ABC News correspondent who cited a poll showing that most Americans do not believe the Iraq War was worth fighting, March 19, 2008

"So what?" – President Bush, responding to a an ABC News correspondent who pointed out that Al Qaeda wasn't a threat in Iraq until after the U.S. invaded, Dec. 14, 2008

"Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter." – President George W. Bush, in parting words to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at his final G-8 Summit, punching the air and grinning widely as the two leaders looked on in shock, Rusutsu, Japan, July 10, 2008

"I don't want to be invited to the family hunting party." - Barack Obama, on revelations that he and Dick Cheney are eighth cousins (2007)

"Thanks for the question, you little jerk." - John McCain, after being asked by a high school student if he was too old to be president. For good measure, McCain then threatened to draft him. (2007)

"You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President's motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges." – Hillary Clinton about VP Cheney in 2007

"I've been asked if that nickname bothers me, and the answer is, no. After all, Darth Vader is one of the nicer things I've been called recently." - Dick Cheney (2007 – this guy thrives on negative attention)

"This morning I was with the vice president. I was asking him what costume he was planning. And he said 'I'm already wearing it.' Then he mumbled something about 'the dark side of the Force." – George W. Bush, on Halloween 2007

"A year ago, my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my Vice President had shot someone. Ahhh, those were the good old days." – George W. Bush, at the 2007 Radio-TV Correspondents' dinner

"You helped our nation celebrate its bicentennial in 17 -- 1976." - to Queen Elizabeth, Washington, D.C., May 7, 2007

When Bush was first in office this is just one of the many outrageous things he said:

"Do you have blacks, too?" - to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2001

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