Quotes from Politicians, Foreign Visitors and News People
Hand-picked from the Many that Were Made
The Dirty Two and 1/4th DozenÂ
Christmas is a time of good cheer.
And good cheer is what we had plenty of after we read through all of the pronouncements that were made during 2007.
We searched the globe (well, more than a few websites, anyway) for the most outrageous quotes of the past year–and we found some qualifying quotes: 27 of them, to be exact.
They came from everywhere: politicians, entertainers, students, contestants, news people and visitors from foreign countries.
The Human Events quotes were the winners in a contest in which HE judges picked from the Media Research Center’s Best of the Notable Quotables for worst reporting.
[Note: The intent was to pick out the best one or two quotes from Human Events 20th Annual Awards for the Worst Reporting, but a 12-step program was needed before we could stop. The total ended at seven; it could have easily been all of them.]
Since we have a thing for round numbers, here’s DBKP’s “27 Most Outrageous Quotes from 2007″.
Human Events “Quote of the Year”
â€œAs violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinchâ€
– Headline over a story by McClatchy News Service reporters Jay Price and Qasim Zein, October 16.
“You don’t have money to fund the war or children. “But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement.”
–Pete Stark (D-CA), October. Stark, under intense pressure from Nancy Pelosi, later tearfully apologized.
“Don’t Tase me, Bro!”
–Florida student Andrew Meyer, to security guards, as he was being dragged from a John Kerry speech.
“(I have) a wide stance when going to the bathroom.”
–Senator Larry Craig (R-ID), explaining his legal defense. Craig was arrested after soliciting an undercover policeman in a menâ€™s room.
“Larry Craig was just inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame — not the entire hall, just the men’s room.”
–Jay Leno, on Craig’s new notoriety.
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