Politi-Quotes: The Week in One-Liners

The top 10 quotes in politics

By Patrick Gavin
|  Sunday, Aug 2, 2009  |  Updated 10:00 AM PDT
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"The white house wouldn't let me in, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy" - Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, upon discovering that he can't get into the White House without an appointment.

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 The week's top ten quotes in politics:

"I don't like using words like 'villains,' but people call me a villain all the time, so I figure it's probably okay to use it back." – Rep. Nancy Pelosi, in an interview on Bloomberg News.

"No wave from the president! Where is the love?" – Washington Examiner White House correspondent Julie Mason, expressing sarcastic outrage in a White House pool report during an Obama walk by.

"When he's not arresting you, Sergeant Crowley is a really likable guy." – Henry Louis Gates, Jr., following the "Suds Summit" at the White House.

"It’s a clever term, but this is not a summit, guys." – President Barack Obama, addressing the "Suds Summit" phrase and buzz.

"No more questions about what kind of drink they're going to drink?" – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, doing the same.

"I have nothing against the press, just don’t like to be quoted by it." – Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnnie Carson, joking with reporters during a State Department briefing.

"The dog is really nice, and I'm not afraid he's going to bite me like Barney and Miss Beazley." - White House photo archivist Janet Philips, on Bo (via U.S. News)

"The white house wouldn't let me in, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy" - Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, upon discovering that he can't get into the White House without an appointment.

"heeheehee" - Sen. Claire McCaskill, ending a Tweet.

"Lying sacks of scum." - Rep. Gene Taylor, referring to the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform.

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