Politi-Quotes: The Week in One-Liners

"We're going to do that crack cocaine thing." – Sen. Jeff Sessions

By Patrick Gavin
|  Sunday, Jul 19, 2009  |  Updated 12:45 PM EDT
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"The last thing two teenage guys want on a beautiful summer day is, 'The Vice President is coming. Put on your suit.'" – Vice President Joe Biden, sympathizing with the children of the parents hosting a fundraiser he was attending.

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The week's top ten quotes in politics:

"We're going to do that crack cocaine thing." – Sen. Jeff Sessions to Sonia Sotomayor during her confirmation hearing.

"The last thing two teenage guys want on a beautiful summer day is, 'The Vice President is coming. Put on your suit.'" – Vice President Joe Biden, sympathizing with the children of the parents hosting a fundraiser he was attending.

"They'd better not." – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, offering a humorous response to Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haas' question: "Are there any members of your staff who want to ask a question here?"

"You know, I'm relatively new to my job, so can I answer that in a couple more weeks?" – Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Judith McHale, during a White House press briefing.

"Are you suggesting that I should be suggesting something for the President to say? I wouldn’t even presume to go to that place." – Rep. Nancy Pelosi, when asked by a reporter what the president should say to freshman congressmen visiting the White House.

"I want to go ahead and acknowledge the new mayor, since he's the new mayor – Mayor Dave Bing, great ball player. My game is a little like Dave Bing's, except I don't have the jump shot or the speed or the ball handling skills or the endurance. Also don't have the afro."– President Barack Obama, addressing Detroit Mayor Dave Bing during a Michigan event.

"congratulations and hope you win!" - Sen. John McCain, Twittering a message to "The Office"'s Rainn Wilson, who received his first Emmy nomination this week.

"People always say I have the ability to turn people on."–- Sen. Chuck Grassley, offering a humorous reaction to a loud protestor during Sotomayor's hearing.

"anyone who is talking smack about Senator Lindsey Graham is going to have a problem with me as well." – Meghan McCain, Twittering

"I got the fried chicken and potato salad!" – Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, joking about how he might bring more diversity into the Republican Party.

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