A look at last week’s top political quotes.
Thanks to Politico.com
“We didn’t elect Superman, we elected a human being.” – Colin Powell, on President Barack Obama.
“I’m trying to stay out of prison, obviously.” – Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, on his current goals.
“Am I looking at the right camera?” – White House advisor David Axelrod, mocking Michele Bachmann’s confusing Tea Party Express interview, during his own TV interview.
“In spite of the fact that I’m now on TV, I don’t want to be on TV.” – Former President George W. Bush, telling C-SPAN how low-key he’d prefer his life to be.
“Granny is safe.” – President Obama, defending his health care bill from the “death panel” charges.
“I can’t spell at all. … In fact, you don’t have to know how to spell anymore” – Vice President Joe Biden, revealing one of the perks of power.
“I’m Italian. We don’t have problems with olives.” – Representative David Cicilline, dinging Dennis Kucinich in an interview with ABC News.
“Promiscuous.” – Former President Bill Clinton, describing political advisor David Gergen’s political switch-hitting, while in Davos, Switzerland.
“Back off.” – Senator Harry Reid, issuing a warning to the White House on its efforts to rein in congressional earmarks.