"If I were Osama bin Laden ... I couldn't ask for anything better than for America's entertainers to bash their president, denigrate him, make him seem like an idiot and a self-serving fool."
--Pat Boone, quoted in WorldNetDaily, May 22
"I never was in favor of that. We all got out there and tried to put our best face on it."
--Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) on the Republicans' short-lived proposal to fight rising gas prices by giving every American taxpayer a $100 rebate, quoted in the May 5 New York Times. Thune stood next to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist when the plan was announced.
"I think 'rape and incest' is a buzzword. It's a bit of a throwaway line and not everybody who says that really understands what that means. How are you going to define that?"
--South Dakota state Rep. Joel Dykstra...