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Given the New Looneys in Congress Expect More in 2011

December 14, 2010

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TIE for first place) “I’m not a witch.”
—Christine O’Donnell, television advertisement, Oct. 4. [Responding to this clip that Bill Maher aired in Sept.]

(TIE for first place) “I’d like my life back.”
—Tony Hayward, comment to reporters, May 30

“I hope that’s not where we’re going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies. They’re saying: My goodness, what can we do to turn this country around?”
—Sharron Angle, radio interview in January

“They should never have put me with that woman. … She was just a sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour.”
—Gordon Brown comments [into a live lapel microphone he forgot he was wearing] about a voter he met while campaigning for British general election, Apr. 28

“I apologize.”
—Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), apologizing to BP from his House Energy Committee seat after the oil giant agreed to set aside $20 billion to pay claims from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

“I haven’t seen a half-monkey, half-person yet.”
—Glenn Beck, on why he believes evolution is a hoax

“We had no domestic attacks under Bush; we’ve had one under Obama.”
—Rudy 9/11

“Before we all started having health care, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor. They would say, ‘I’ll paint your house.’ I mean, that’s the old days of what people would do to get health care with your doctors. Doctors are very sympathetic people. I’m not backing down from that system.”
—Sue Lowden, who lost her primary to the even crazier Sharron Angle

“Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays.”
—Alvin Greene, astonishingly…again, I say, astonishingly…the South Carolina Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

“I made my money the old-fashioned way, I inherited it. I think that’s a great thing to do.”
—Failed West Virginia senate candidate John Raese

“Trust me. After taxes, a million dollars is not a lot of money.”
—Michael Steele

“I’ll take you out, buddy!”
—N.Y. Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino (another fine tea party darling) threatening a reporter for The New York Post or propositioning a gay guy, I forget which.

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