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November 23, 2010

"Do you ever wonder where the producers of American Idol come up with the seemingly endless supply of people who can't sing but are deluded enough to get up in front of a national audience and screech out a song anyway?"

– Sarah Palin, in her new book

November 21, 2010

"Sometimes dictators have good ideas."

– -- failed GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle, on Augusto Pinochets's privatization of Chilean social security

November 18, 2010

"We were just trying to get rid of all the marijuana."

– Pfc. Ramone Hollins, after he and two other soldiers were arrested for breaking into a Colorado pot dispensary

November 18, 2010

"The entire Cabinet, meeting at the White House for the first time since the terrorist attacks, stood and applauded when President Bush entered the room. Caught by surprise, Bush choked up for a moment, the second time in two days he had lost his composure in front of others."

– Bob Woodward, in "Bush at War"

"I began my first Cabinet meeting since the terrorist attacks. As I stepped into the room, the team broke out in sustained applause. I was surprised, and I choked up at their heartfelt support. The tears flowed for the second time in two days."

– George W. Bush, in "Decision Points"

November 17, 2010

"'We should remain optimistic that diplomacy and international pressure will succeed in disarming the regime.' The President paused. 'But we cannot allow weapons of mass destruction to fall into the hands of terrorists. I will not allow that to happen.'"

– General Tommy Franks, in "American Soldier"

"'We should remain optimistic that diplomacy and international pressure will succeed in disarming the regime,' I said at the end of the meeting. 'But we cannot allow weapons of mass destruction to fall into the hands of terrorists. I will not allow that to happen.'"

– George W. Bush, in "Decision Points"

November 15, 2010

"If we have multiiple, highly skilled Special Operations forces identifying targets for precision-guided munitions, we will need fewer conventional ground forces. That's an important lesson learned from Afghanistan."

– General Tommy Franks, in "American Soldier"

"If we have multiple, highly skilled Special Operations forces identifying targets for precision-guided munitions, we will need fewer conventional ground forces. That's an important lesson learned from Afghanistan."

– George W. Bush, in "Decision Points"

November 14, 2010

"Whatever the verdict on my presidency, I'm comfortable with the fact that I won't be around to hear it."

– George W. Bush, in "Decision Points"

November 11, 2010

"They are setting up an Oklahoma City, they are claiming that one is coming, and they've already marked the one who caused it."

– Glenn Beck, predicting that the Obama administration will stage a terror attack and blame it on him

November 10, 2010

"When Palin talks, my whole being wails, like Nancy Kerrigan after Tonya Harding's ex-husband knee-capped her: 'Why? Why? Why?'"

– Nancy Franklin, in New Yorker article

November 09, 2010

"Right now, we've had one party control all aspects of our government, and the result of that is that the American people have only gotten one side of a lot of issues...There are going to be a number of investigations or oversight committee actions, trying to get to the facts."

– Rep. Lamar Smith, of his intentions on becoming head of the House Judiciary Committee

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