Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Here is CBS’s radio broadcast announcing news of the attack.

Here is video of FDR’s famous “day of infamy” speech:

The National Archives has put together this blog post and a video about its Pearl Harbor-related documents and records:

A bit of sad news on this anniversary… According to the New York Times, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will disband at the end of the year, faced with the realities of the passage of time and the dwindling health and numbers of its members.

And finally, to end the post on a humorous note, leave it to the fine folks at The Onion: “Kamikaze Swimmers Finally Reach Pearl Harbor.”

“The first thing that would make me feel a little bit better towards them if they’d follow the Japanese model and come before the American people and take that deep bow and say I’m sorry, and then either do one of two things — resign, or go commit suicide.” – Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) on AIG bonuses.

Quote of the Day

Posted: February 25, 2009 in Barack Obama, Politics, Quotes
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“The helicopter I have now seems perfectly adequate to me. Of course, I’ve never had a helicopter before. You know? Maybe — maybe I’ve been deprived and i didn’t know it.”
President Barack Obama

Quote of the Day

Posted: November 21, 2008 in Humor, Quotes
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“Sprinkles make the cupcake, don’t you think?”
CNN Chief National Correspondent John King

Quote of the Day

Posted: November 13, 2008 in Quotes
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“Drill, baby, drill, by itself, is not an energy policy.”
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty

“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”
President-elect Barack Obama

“In a globalized world, America’s president can shape lives worldwide. He is our president, too.”
Constanze Stelzenmüller, director of the Berlin office of the German Marshall Fund

Earlier, I posted a link to Politico’s list of the biggest gaffes of the campaign, while adding my own to the list. TIME Magazine has put together a much more thorough version of that list, which is well worth reading.

I had forgotten so many of these gaffes, and how they dominated the campaign cycle at one point or another. My revised list of big gaffes, based on political fallout or humor:

John McCain’s “Fundamentals of our economy” comment
Hillary Clinton ducking sniper fire in Bosnia
Phil Gramm’s “Nation of whiners” comment
Barack Obama’s 57 states comment
Mark Penn’s Colombian deal
Sarah Palin’s interview with Katie Couric
Barack Obama’s “Bitter” comment
Sarah Palin’s wardrobe
Joe Biden’s international test
Sarah Palin’s prank call
Mitt Romney: “Who Let the Dogs Out”
Barack Obama’s “spread the wealth” comment

“So here is where we are: McCain is hoping to make it a close race. Obama is hoping to make it a blowout.”
Newsweek columnist Howard Fineman

“When you’re making ads that say ‘There is no God,’ it usually means your campaign doesn’t have much of a prayer.”
GOP strategist Alex Castellanos