– New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn
“I am going to spend the entire day with Prince Harry. Believe me, no one is going to be getting naked.”
– New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in a radio interview
“Needless to say, I join you keenly aware that I am regarded in a different light now than I was a year ago. I am also keenly aware that the reason for my recent journey was my own doing.”
– Former CIA Director David Petraeus, apologizing for the extramarital affair that forced him to resign.
“I kept my mouth shut for two years because, hey, I’m a party guy. But you know what, at the end of the day, you say to yourself, they’re dumping on you, they’re crapping on your legacy, they’re giving you crap for stuff that they didn’t want to do in the first place — coalitions, expanding media, social media networks.”
— Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele
“You have a combination of large donors and very clever consultants, neither of whom have any interest in building a healthy party, so they look for nasty ways to have more impact. If it becomes how clever we can be in vilifying Hillary Clinton, that’s a party that will not win in 2016.”
– Newt Gingrich
“That comment is indicative of some in Washington who’ve been too quick to surrender on every front. Texans, by our nature, do not quickly surrender. And I think that’s one of the reasons so many Texans are frustrated with politicians in Washington.”
– Republican Senator Ted Cruz responding to Senator Tom Coburn’s advice on the need to selectively pick your fights.
“If I shoot it, I’m gonna eat it.”
— Republican Representative Paul Broun about hunting a lion in Zimbabwe which “wasn’t particularly tasty. It was kind of chewy, but I ate it too.”