Notable Quotables

Tom DeLay, Worst Leader Ever “I don’t have a clue as to whether [former House Majority Leader Tom] DeLay violated the law or not, this very old Texas statute that he’s been indicted on, but I do know it’s the first time in 200 years that the House of Representatives has been run for a whole decade, or almost a decade, by a corrupt zealot.” — Newsweek Senior Editor Jonathan Alter on MSNBC’s Imus in the Morning, October 3. “Congress over the years has seen dozens of sex scandals and dozens of members brought low by financial improprieties. But never... continue reading
Storm Victims Reject ABC’s Script Reporter Dean Reynolds: “Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?” Hurricane victim Connie London: “No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in. They should have been on their jobs.” Reynolds: “And they weren’t?” London: “No, no, no, no. Lord, they wasn’t. I mean, they had RTA buses, Greyhound buses, school buses, that was just sitting there going under water when they could have been evacuating people.” Reynolds: “...Was there anything that you... continue reading
Special Hurricane Blame Game Edition Bush Just Doesn’t Give a Damn “After meeting with Louisiana officials last week, Rev. Jesse Jackson said, quote, ‘Many black people feel that their race, their property conditions and their voting patterns have been a factor in the response.’ He continued, quote, ‘I’m not saying that myself.’ Then I’ll say it: If the majority of the hardest hit victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans were white people, they would not have gone for days without food and water, forcing many to steal for mere survival. Their bodies would not have been left to float... continue reading
The Liberal Media’s Newest Hero “Standing her ground. She lost her son in Iraq, she opposes the war, now she’s camped out at President Bush’s ranch and says she won’t leave until he meets with her. An exclusive interview on Good Morning America.” — ABC’s Charles Gibson touting a segment with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, Good Morning America, Aug. 9. “We had this mother of a soldier who was killed in Iraq sort of camping out there down in Crawford....I wonder why the President doesn’t meet with her?” — Bob Schieffer on the August 10 CBS Evening News. “What does... continue reading
Run, Dick, Run “The day I say Dick Cheney is going to run for President, I’ll kill myself. All we need is one more liar.” — Hearst White House columnist Helen Thomas, as quoted in the “Under the Dome” column by Albert Eisele and Jeff Dufour in The Hill newspaper, July 28. Must Not Have Heard Herself “I’ve known John Roberts for years. I think it’s a very sensible pick in all serious ways. But I must say that when I was, spent five hours reviewing all of his documents from when he worked in the Justice Department, I was... continue reading
We Get It — He’s “Conservative” “He is widely viewed as perhaps the most brilliant young conservative available to this President....I’ve never heard anybody say a harsh personal word about John Roberts, but people who practice law with him who are liberal Democrats say they are under no illusions, he is a very, very, very conservative person.” — NPR’s Nina Totenberg on the July 19 All Things Considered just minutes after learning that President Bush would nominate Judge John Roberts to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. “Talking with people who know him and have had arguments with... continue reading
Like Adams, Jefferson or Madison Andrea Mitchell: “It is an iconic picture: American hostages, hands bound and blindfolded, being paraded outside the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by their captors. But has one of those student radicals now become Iran’s newly elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?...Tonight, U.S. intelligence officials say that they will continue to study this, but may never have definitive proof of what the role was of Iran’s new president, Brian.” Brian Williams: “Andrea, what would it all matter if proven true? Someone brought up today the first several U.S. presidents were certainly revolutionaries and might have been called terrorists... continue reading
Don’t Waste Your Time Listening “There’s a new ABC News/Washington Post poll which indicates for the first time a majority of people say they believe the President intentionally misled this country on Iraq....Fifty-two percent now say he misled this country in Iraq. Fifty-two percent say the war is going badly. Fifty-six percent disapprove of his handling of this. So what can he say to people that we haven’t heard before?” — Charles Gibson to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on ABC’s Good Morning America, June 28. “The President goes on national television on Tuesday night from Fort Bragg to talk... continue reading
Thrashing Thatcher: The Brutal “Antithesis of Freedom” “This was the Prime Minister that decimated entire industries in the United Kingdom during her period in power, as she broke the miners’ unions in a push towards privatization to create a more flexible British economy, which it has become. But she decimated communities across the UK, and a lot of people absolutely despise her legacy.” — CNN correspondent Max Foster on Starting Point , April 8, shortly after news broke that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died. “She most certainly punished communities. She punished branches of government. She punished industries,... continue reading
Updated: See Which Quotes Were Real and Which Were Fake Gushing Over the "Perfect" Barack Obama "I look at Obama as a perfect American....The guy went to school, he never broke a law. He did everything right. He raised a wonderful family. He's a good husband, a good father. My God, I don't think he's ever gotten a speeding ticket. The guy does everything right and these right-wingers....I don't know what they're so afraid of, except that he happens to be black." — REAL! Matthews said this on MSNBC’s Hardball , March 6. "Barack Obama continues to be a perfect... continue reading