Local Congresswoman Quote of the Day

“This is a moment that (America) is ready for … a major step in completing the unfinished business of a great country,” said Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland, an African American and the first member of the U.S. Congress to endorse the Illinois senator. “I grew up in Texas, and I couldn’t even go to public school or drink out of public water fountains. … It’s a major, major statement about who we are as a country … and how far we have come.” SF Chronicle

Perp Quote of the Week

As an update to our previous story about the couple who ran from the police right into a cholla patch, here’s a quote the Arizona Republic got from one of the perps:

“I am so stupid,” Psomas said through tears as hospital workers plucked spines from his body. “This is what I get for trying to run from the police.”

Blog Quote of the Day

It’s Sunday so I can post stupid things if I want to.

Here we have the confluence of politics and science fiction (and no, I’m not talking about Dick Cheney) in one concise, even pithy, blog entry from Atrios.

Battlestar Galactica Spoiler

Laura Roslin’s mother is Barbara Bush.


We noticed that too. I said, and I quote, “Her mother is Barbara Bush”.

Republican Candidate Quote of the Day

It turns out it really is all about the oil.

John McCain: My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will – that will then prevent us – that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.

Video here.

Republican Presidential Polling Quote of the Day

From CNN

“No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup poll; in fact, this is the first time that any president’s disapproval rating has cracked the 70 percent mark,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

Now that’s what I call a quote. via Atrios.

Republican Polling Quote of the Day

In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll 69% disapprove… of the job Bush is doing …the highest disapproval rating of any president in the 70-year history of the Gallup Poll.

AP, via atrios

Administration Quote of the Day

“History will not judge this kindly.” John Ashcroft

It doesn’t get any worse than this.

the most senior Bush administration officials discussed and approved… “enhanced interrogation techniques” (that) were so detailed, these sources said, some of the interrogation sessions were almost choreographed — down to the number of times CIA agents could use a specific tactic.

ABCNews, via Atrios. Who were they? Rice, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Powell, Tenet and Ashcroft.

Republican Quote of the Day

McCain made an incorrect reference about the Jewish holiday Purim — by calling the holiday “their version of Halloween here.”

(MSNBC, via Hullabaloo)

I hope you don’t mind that I post these quotes every now and then. It’s hard not to post something when there’s a major election coming up this year, you know.

But just in case, I’m adding images to the top of the quote posts.

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Campaign Video Quote of the Day

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Presidential Campaign Cactus Quotes

In an article about Mike Huckabee’s lack of humor, <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1720&amp;entry_id=1521" title="http://www.slate.com/id/2180170/" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.slate.com/id/2180170/’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Slate</a> relates this classic campaign trail joke by Mo Udall.<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><span style="font-style: italic;">&quot;I’m Mo Udall and I’m running for president,&quot; the failed Democratic candidate said, walking into a shop. &quot;Yeah,&quot; replied the barber, &quot;we were just laughing about that.&quot; Candidates don’t repeat Udall’s better lines, like his observation that <span style="font-weight: bold;">the difference between a cactus and a caucus is that with a cactus, the pricks are on the outside.</span></span><br /></div><br />I’m laughing on the inside, where it counts.<br /><br />

Former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Quote of the Day

The man from Massachusetts in <span style="font-style: italic;">this</span> year’s presidential race said:<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><span style="font-style: italic;">“You know, I’m an English literature major as well. When we say, ‘I saw the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Patriots win the World Series</span>, it doesn’t necessarily mean you were there…&quot;</span><br /></div><br /><a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1716&amp;entry_id=1518" title="http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2007/12/20/politics/fromtheroad/entry3636089.shtml" onmouseover="window.status=’http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2007/12/20/politics/fromtheroad/entry3636089.shtml’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Mitt Romney on CBS.</a><br /><br />

Republican Quote of the Day

&quot;After 10 full years inside the GOP, 90 days among honest criminals wasn’t really any great ordeal.&quot;<br /><br />Allen Raymond in <em>How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative</em>. Via <a href="https://cactusjungle.com/archives/blog/exit.php?url_id=1711&amp;entry_id=1515" title="http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/061356.php" onmouseover="window.status=’http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/061356.php’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">Talking Points Memo</a>.<br /><br />

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