This Week In Quotes: June 26 – July 1

(Normally, this would run tomorrow, but I’m going to be on vacation tomorrow and all of next week, so it’s now or never)

John Boehner on the Cap and Trade bill

Based on her lifetime of experience working as a firefighter, Ginsburg said: “Relying heavily on written tests to select fire officers is a questionable practice, to say the least.” Liberals prefer a more objective test, such as race.

Isn’t excelling on written tests how Ruth Bader Ginsburg got where she is? It’s curious how people whose entire careers are based on doing well on tests find them so irrelevant to other people’s jobs. — Ann Coulter

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I don’t know the circumstances of the Sanford marriage, but the notion that a culture that has deified sex, only to become “shocked” in Casablanca- like fashion that an official would reflect contemporary values is surreal. If this were 1910 or even 1950, I too would be shocked; but once our culture chose to elevate sex to Olympian status, why does it insist on Plymouth Rock reactions to the logic result of its own values and emphases? —
Victor Davis Hanson

Popular culture idolizes certain postmodern traits and then turns Victorian when their tab comes due. —
Victor Davis Hanson

If (Charlie) Crist wants to be senator, his best chance would be to switch parties and run as a Democrat or independent. — Kos

“You know what we call men who have dumb affairs and keep their mouths shut? Husbands. Occasionally, presidents. Hard to see how a wife with any self-respect could tolerate hearing the guy she’s trying to forgive and reconcile with refer to the other woman as his soulmate — on the record, and in public. There are limits to what marriage therapy can do when someone doesn’t want to be there. Ditto being politically sound. You can have great ideas and be such a head case — in this case, such an egotist — that voters can’t pull the lever. We’re there. And I bet that Sanford — unlike Newt, Giuliani, Clinton, etc. – isn’t unhappy with that resolution. Mark Sanford doesn’t want to be president.” — Lisa Schiffren

He looked quite frustrated and he looked so sad. I just wanted to reach out to the TV and say ‘John Kerry, why the long face?’ — Sarah Palin

“(We) Asked (Joe the Plumber) if he has plans to run for public office, he replied, “I hope not. You know, I talked to God about that and he was like, ‘No.'”

He continued, “I believe he’s gotten me on this grassroots movement. If I can encourage leaders to step up, that’s what I would like to do. That’s a heavy role. That’s something I don’t know if I am prepared to do yet.” —

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