The Best Quotes of the Year.
Whoever decides these things has come out with his (or her) version of the best Quotes of 2007. Here's their list, with a couple of interjections from me.
1. "Don't tase me, bro" Andrew Meyer to police officers when being asked to leave a John Kerry speech. Meyer was tased.
2. "I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps and I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and Iraq and everywhere like such as and I believe that they should our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for us." Lauren Upton, the South Carolina contestant in the Miss Teen America contest on why one-fifth of Americans are unable to locate the United States on a map
3. "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country." Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
4. "That's some nappy-headed hos there" Radio Host, talentless hack and Cowboy Wannabe Don Imus
5. "I don't recall." -- Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, repeatedly.
6. "There's only three things he (Republican presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani) mentions in a sentence: a noun and a verb and 9/11." -- Sen. Joseph Biden, speaking at a Democratic presidential debate.
7. "I'm not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody (Vice President Dick Cheney) who has a 9 percent approval rating." -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat.
8. "(I have) a wide stance when going to the bathroom." -- Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig's explanation of why his foot touched that of an undercover policeman in a men's room. (Personally I thought the wide stance quote should have been much higher).
9. "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." -- Biden describing rival Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
10. "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history." -- Former President Jimmy Carter in an interview in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper.