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June 24, 2008

Funniest Political Quotes

Extreme Mortman has this list of the top ten funniest quotes for 2008

Back in February, Sue Sarandon piped up with this gem:

"So I think he definitely has convinced people that he stands for change and for hope, and I can't wait to see what he stands for."

Neither can we, Sue. We're still waiting...

“I could stand up here and say, ‘Let’s just get everybody together, let’s get unified, the sky will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing, and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect.” –Hillary Clinton mocking Barack Obama

Speaking of funny quotes, the other day KJ sent around this quote, purportedly from Barack Obama:

"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it." -- Barack Obama

To his credit, he was skeptical of the authenticity of the quote though we all thought it was pretty funny. Turns out, Obama never said it. It was a spoof:

Along with all the predictable moans and groans of disapprobation, I actually found one Obama supporter attempting to defend the statement. Trouble is, Obama said no such thing.

It's a spoof, originally posted on Mark Steyn's blog on NationalReview.com. What's more, Obama wasn't even its intended target -- John McCain was. To quote Mr. Steyn's January 28, 2008 posting:

Three weeks ago, after New Hampshire, when Hill and McCain and the gang were all bragging about being "agents of change," a (non-U.S.) correspondent of mine emailed me his all-purpose stump speech for this primary season:

My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.

Hopefully we never get so caught up in this madness that we stop caring about the truth. Let's face it: if we're just patient enough, both candidates will eventually say something snort-worthy all by themselves.

Feel free to nominate your own quotes in the comments section.

Posted by Cassandra at June 24, 2008 08:04 AM

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