27 Aug

“I can’t speak to Governor Romney’s motivations. What I can say is that he has signed up for positions, extreme positions, that are very consistent with positions that a number of House Republicans have taken. And whether he actually believes in those or not, I have no doubt that he would carry forward some of the things that he’s talked about.”
— President Obama in an interview with the Associated Press.

“Aside from the sheer biological ludicrousness of Todd Akin’s ideas on female physiology, one unsettling subplot to the debacle is his presence on the House of Committee on Science, Space and Technology.”
— Wired Magazine

“I can’t say I’m looking forward to heading to Tampa. I mean, you know it’s hot and humid down in August in Tampa. I mean, you imagine me down there? You know they’re gonna have to put me in a freezer for a couple of days to make sure I’m in the right situation when I get up on that stage. So I hope they have one of those freezers where they hang meat.”
— New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie quoted by the Philadelphia Inquirer on his keynote speech at the Republican convention.

“I’m very proud of my pro-life record, and I’ve always adopted the idea that, the position that the method of conception doesn’t change the definition of life.”
— Representative Paul Ryan when asked if a woman should be able to get an abortion if she’s raped.

“Why would people care?”
— Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, when asked what former President Bush is doing as an ex-president.

“Just because a law is on the books does not mean that it’s lawful.”
— New Hampshire County Sheriff candidate Republican Frank Szabo, refusing to back off comments that deadly force is an appropriate means to prevent abortion.

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