Say What? Archive

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February 18, 2011

"Read my lips. We're going to cut spending."

– House Speaker John Boehner

"I can't believe I just said that."

– Boehner, while walking off stage a moment later

February 17, 2011

"I think this is the end of the laptop...It's portable."

– Rupert Murdoch on the iPad

February 16, 2011

"I said stay off the crack, and I still think that's pretty good advice, unless you can manage it socially. If you can manage it socially, then go for it, but not a lot of people can, you know?"

– Charlie Sheen

February 15, 2011

"The average young person racks up 10,000 hours of gaming by age of 21. That's almost exactly as much time as they spend in a classroom during all of middle school and high school if they have perfect attendance."

– Jane McGonigal, in a recent article on video games

February 14, 2011

"Our opponents are better at nastiness than we will ever be. It comes naturally."

– Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on Dems

February 12, 2011

"Who wants to run into a member of Congress in need of a shower wandering the halls in sweats or a robe?"

– Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, on the 30-50 Reps who live at work

February 11, 2011

"If I run, and if I win, this country will be respected again."

– Donald Trump, on the presidency

February 09, 2011

"Responding to what may seem like a friendly e-mail or an appealing marketing offer can have serious consequences. Private information and images can so easily be transmitted to friends and strangers alike."

– Rep. Chris Lee in a 2009 Op-Ed on the dangers of the internet, 20 months before resigning over release of a half-naked self-portrait he sent to a woman via Craigslist

February 07, 2011

"When I was a child, President Ronald Reagan was the nice man who gave us jelly beans when we visited the White House. I didn't know then, but I know it now: The jelly beans were much more than a sweet treat he gave out as gifts. They represented the uniqueness and greatness of America -- each one different and special in its own way, but collectively they blended in harmony."

– Rep. Ben Quayle, on Reagan's 100th birthday

February 07, 2011

"Nobody has yet explained to the American public what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know, who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak. I'm not real enthused about what it is that is being done on a national level from D.C. in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt and in these areas that are so volatile right now."

– Sarah Palin on Obama's handling of the Egypt crisis