13 Aug

“For years I’ve said, ‘Put a damn fence on that border going to Mexico and start shooting…’ that’s how I feel. I’m not going to hide it just because I’m running for office. I want the borders protected, and I’m very adamant about that.”

– Republican Congressional candidate Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher.

“If in fact, you do make contact with Martians please let me know right away. Because I’ve got a lot of other things on my plate but I suspect that will go to the top of the list.”

– President Obama, in a phone call with members of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover team.

“This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them.”

– Sarah Palin, after not being invited to speak at the Republican National Convention.

“Congratulations, Paul,” said the reporter, who was an old friend who approached Paul Ryan.
“It’s Mr. Ryan, now,” was the reply.

– Politico on an overhead conversation in the hall.

“I believe my record of getting things done in Congress will be a very helpful complement to Governor Romney’s executive and private sector success outside Washington. I have worked closely with Republicans as well as Democrats to advance an agenda of economic growth, fiscal discipline, and job creation.”

– Representative Paul Ryan after being named as Mitt Romney’s running mate.

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