Quotes of the Week

“Well, in the last month the rose has to be a couple of days we took in Maine with Michelle and Sasha and Malia, and we went on bike rides and hikes, and the girls are gettin“Well, in the last month the rose has to be a couple of days we took in Maine with Michelle and Sasha and Malia, and we went on bike rides and hikes, and the girls are getting old enough now where they’re not quite teenagers yet, so they still like you (AUDIENCE LAUGHTER), but they are full of opinions and ideas and observations, and it’s just a great age. Malia just turned 12 and Sasha just turned nine, and it couldn’t have been a better couple of days.” – President Barack Obama responding on The View to Barbara Walters asking, “In the last month what has been the rose?”

“I want to assure all of you that the Recovery Act funding provided for transportation infrastructure projects is ‘out the door’ and making a difference. Of the $48.1 billion provided in the Act to support transportation improvement projects, nearly $38 billion of these funds has been obligated on more than 14,800 highway, transit, aviation and shipyard projects in every State of the Union, the District of Columbia, and several of the U.S. territories.” – Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation and former Republican congressman from Illinois on July 27th.

“The poor in our country are enormously better off than the rest of the world.” – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul to a group of voters in Kentucky recently.

“Who are they taking America back from, and who are they giving it to?” – Reverend Al Sharpton in Time Magazine talking about Glen Beck and Sarah Palin’s Take Back America tour earlier this year.

“Some adults will spend their money foolishly, but it is not the purpose of the federal government to prevent them legally from doing it.” – Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), on a proposal in Congress to tax internet gambling.

“Sixty years ago I survived a Chinese attack in North Korea, and as a result I wrote a book saying that I hadn’t had a bad day since. Today, I have to reassess that statement.” – Representative Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) after House ethics committee detailed 13 charges of ethics violations against him.

“What’s clear is that while the President took bold action to pull our economy out of the ditch that Republicans had left it in, the GOP sat on the sidelines playing political games that didn’t do a thing to help American families. So, thanks, but we’ll pass on advice from a party that spent more time helping the Southern California sex club economy than the American economy at large.” – DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan responding to the RNC’s latest ad against the president.

“Nothing Obama does will ever make you f**king happy.” – Daily Show host Jon Stewart responding to those who said President Obama shouldn’t have appeared on The View.

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