Jan 2, 2011

The top 10 political quotes of 2010


From The Hill

“Not true.” 
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito during President Obama’s State of the Union address, Jan. 27 

“Yes, I did. Not only did I grope him, I tickled him until he couldn’t breathe and four guys jumped on top of me.” 
Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) to conservative commentator Glenn Beck on Fox News, March 10

“Baby killer!” 
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), during Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-Mich.) speech during the healthcare reform debate, March 21 

“This is a big f------ deal.” 
Vice President Joe Biden to President Obama at the healthcare reform signing ceremony, March 23 

“One thing I know for sure is that Democrats will retain their majority in the House of Representatives.” 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during an interview with The Hill, May 19 

“I apologize. I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure that is — again, in my words — amounts to a shakedown. So I apologize.” 
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) to BP CEO Tony Hayward during a House hearing, June 17 

“They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.” 
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs during interview with The Hill, Aug. 10 

“I’m not a witch.” 
Christine O’Donnell in a campaign ad, Oct. 4 

“Man up.” 
GOP Senate hopeful Sharron Angle to her opponent, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Oct. 21 

“It feels bad.” 
President Obama during a post-election press conference, Nov. 

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