Magazine article Politics Magazine

Quips & Slips

Magazine article Politics Magazine

Quips & Slips

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"Katie, you're not the center of everybody's universe."

--Sarah Palin on Katie Couric

"This is for real, folks. The bloggers are going to love this one."

--New York Daily News reporter Ken Bazinet in his pool report of Obama dining with George Will, William Kristol and other conservative pundits

"Before I was in the movie The Dark Knight, I'd never met Heath Ledger. We first met in the makeup trailer. ... The next time I saw him was when I saw him in the scene we were in. ... He says to me, 'Try to act scared.' ... I said, 'Hell! He scared the heck out of me!'"

--Sen. Patrick Leahy

"In many ways, the things we did for people literally saved lives ... is that an impeachable offense?"

--Rod Blagojevich

"Panetta? The man has no intelligence experience! Mr. President-elect, if you needed help finding a good CIA operative, you could have just asked Scooter Libby to 'out' one."

--Stephen Colbert on Obama's choice for CIA director.

"I just can't envision myself, you know, the big straw hat and a Hawaiian shirt sitting on some beach . …

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