The week’s Top 10 quotes in American politics:
“Some of you look a little more Asian to me.”Â â€” Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle, talking to a bunch of Hispanic high school students.
“He did express some regret that he wasn’t able to use explosives, which is our normal stock and trade.” – Jamie Hyneman, a co-host on Discovery’s “MythBusters,” recounting his conversation with President Obama, who will appear in an upcoming episode.
“Maureen Dowd â€” O’Dowd â€” whatever the heck her name is.”Â â€” Former Gov. Sarah Palin, snapping at The New York Times columnist for calling Palin the “queen bee” of “mean girls.”
â€œDid you actually leave the stage because you needed the facilities?â€Â â€” WOR’s John Gambling, asking a question of gubenatorial candidate Carl Paladino after he abruptly walked off a debate stage to use the men’s room.
“There really are none.”Â â€” Levi Johnston, when asked what qualifications are required to be mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, a position he hopes to obtain.
“Barack Obama is really cool. No, he’s not coming today, but he’s really cool.”Â â€” Vice President Joe Biden, to a bunch of California third-graders.
“I can tell you I certainly am not going to be a witch.”Â â€” Delaware Senate hopeful Christine O’Donnell, discussing her Halloween costume options.
“I want all the press to be clear, they were saying ‘Wu.'”Â â€” President Barack Obama, clarifying what sounded like a “booo…” sound from an audience in Portland, Ore. (Rep. David Wu was in attendance.)
“I have written a book. This will come as a shock to some of the elites. They didn’t think I could read a book, much less write one.”Â â€” Former President George W. Bush, discussing his forthcoming book, “Decision Points.”
“And I donâ€™t actually think the president thinks theyâ€™re drinking a lot of SlurpeesÂ â€” sorry.”Â â€” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, elaborating on a frequent line by Obama about Republicans drinking Slurpees.