Politi-quotes: The week in one liners

By Patrick Gavin
|  Saturday, Sep 12, 2009  |  Updated 10:05 AM CDT
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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouts "You Lie" as U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

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"I have to say all of you look pretty good without your playoff beards. They're pretty good looking guys without all that." --President Barack Obama, addressing the NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins during their visit to the White House

"I know a lot of you have come in to see Bennifer." --Sen. Ben Nelson, at a Capitol Hill press conference with actress Jennifer Garner.

"Biggest disappointmnt of evening, the total lack of respect shown by one member for the President. Never acceptable to behave like a jerk." --Sen. Claire McCaskill, Twittering after Rep. Joe Wilson's "You lie!" outburst during Obama's speech Wednesday.

"I have made two big decisions tonight. We are killing the health care bill and we we are killing the mouse in the office." --Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Twittering.

"I just think it's kind of ballsy." --Meghan McCain to Rod Blagojevich, in response to his slew of recent media appearances.

"And Robert's bow tie, it's an odd color. Are those naked girls on there?" --An actual question asked of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs

"it's heart-warming to see left and right coming together on twitter to make fun of CNN" - ABC's Jake Tapper, offering a sarcastic Tweet in response to CNN's criticized report about a gun-shots on the Potomac River Friday.

"I could have used a picture with Walter Cronkite." - Former President Bill Clinton, joking about his image problems during the Monica Lewinsky scandal at Walter Cronkite's memorial service.

"Whoever shouted out that the president was lying is a dumbass who should show the President respect. I hated when Democrats shouted at Bush.? - MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, Twittering in reaction to Wilson's You Lie!"

"I have to admit it was very exciting and it was great to finally prove conclusively that Barack Obama's sixth generation grand uncle was the Bishop of Ossory and a former provost of Trinity College who died in Kilkenny city at the Bishop's Palace in 1813. It is now the headquarters of the Heritage Council." --Filmmaker Gabriel Murray, upon discovering a tomb in the Irish medieval city of Kilhenny that housed an Irish ancestor of Barack Obama.

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