2008 IN REVIEW: MEMORABLE QUOTES
Saturday, December 27, 2008
"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer." -- President-elect Barack Obama in his victory speech
"Can I call you Joe?" -- Sarah Palin to Joe Biden at the start of their debate
"I can see Russia from my house!" -- Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin on SNL
"All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years." -- Sarah Palin, unable to name a single newspaper or magazine she reads in an interview with Katie Couric.
“My father used to tell us that there's no way this country would elect a black President,” but “this evening, the country has proved my old man wrong -- and we're the better for it.” -- ABC news reporter Steve Osunsami getting chocked up live on the air after Obama won the election
"I do not think that is any of your business." -- Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Hillary Clinton, asked if her mother's credibility was damaged during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
"We'll do it live!" - Bill O'Reilly screaming to the Inside Edition in old video that surfaced this year
"I think you may have noticed that Senator Obama's supporters have been saying some pretty nasty things about western Pennsylvania lately...and you know, I couldn't agree with him more..." - John McCain gaffe before a crowd of his supporters in Pennsylvania
"I'm going to ask you to raise your hand if you're planning to sell your jet in place now and fly back commercial...Let the record show no hands went up." -- California Rep. Bradley Sherman when the big three auto makers took private jets to Congress before asking for a multi-billion dollar bailout
“Can I explain to you what happened? First of all it happened during a period after she was in remission from cancer.” -- politician John Edwards trying to explain why he cheated on his wife
"You could certainly say that George downright invented modern American stand-up comedy in many ways. Every comedian does a little George. I couldn’t even count the number of times I’ve been standing around with some comedians and someone talks about some idea for a joke and another comedian would say, “Carlin does it.” I’ve heard it my whole career: “Carlin does it,” “Carlin already did it,” “Carlin did it eight years ago.”' -- Jerry Seinfeld on the death of comedian George Carlin in an NY Times Op-Ed
"The world just got a little less funny. He will be dearly missed." -- George Clooney on the death of Bernie Mac
"I feel like they're kinda tearin' down my home." -- Eminem on the cancellation of TRL during the show's last episode
"I didn't mean to hurt anybody, and I didn't mean to steal anything." -- OJ Simpson to the judge moments before he was sentenced to at least nine years in prison for kidnapping and robbery
"We're thrilled. It's kind of a bittersweet moment knowing that that SOB is gonna be in jail for a very long time where he belongs..." -- Fred Goldman reacts to OJ Simpson being sentenced for armed robbery
"This is a farewell kiss, you dog!" -- the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush
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