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"If the American people want out of Iraq, why'd the Senate reject a bill to cut off funding 29-67, even though Hillary and Obama voted for it?"
"I can read between the lines even in e-mail. I'm getting such e-mail subject lines as: 'Are you the new Johnny Carson?,' 'Four days a week? Are you sick?,' and, 'You keep leaving. What's wrong?' Ladies and gentlemen, as the CEO of EIB, I have allotted myself unlimited vacation time."
"Beth, Beth: time-out. Are you really conservative, or did you just say that to get past Mr. Snerdley because he's easy when women call?"
"Like I told you last Friday, I love sharing my passions with people. I wish I could have taken all of you who play golf out with me yesterday, but I couldn't, so I'm telling you about it now."
"You want to get into a contest slamming Republicans? I could win that one hands down. I could also win a contest slamming Democrats, but I am not running for any office because of the pay cut."
"The views expressed by the host on this program are not necessarily the views of the staff, management, sponsors, or custodians of this station, but they should be, they ought to be, and eventually will be."
"This business about the Republican base not being energized...let me give you two words: Hillary Clinton. If you want to energize the Republican base, make her the Democrat Party nominee."
"Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, put aside $1 billion to run for president. This is Ross Perot on steroids, folks."
"When the primary broadcast engineer goes on vacation, he follows his wife around to antique stores. Now they're saying, 'Well, he brews his own beer.' Well, fine. But I'd be making my own beer, too, if I had to go antiquing on my vacations."
"One of the reasons that I am the biggest target of the American left is simply because of my power, and this is a power, my friends, that could be used for good or evil. I choose to use it for good."
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"Don't tell me what I'm probably going to say, Beth. That's wifey. Tell me what you would say."
"By the way, Fox News showed last night how to professionally do a televised debate. It wasn't a school Glee Club like the way PMSNBC handled their debate."
"Pittsburgh: I lived there and I have some fond memories, but it's also a big Democrat town. But a bunch of people at the golf club were just as nice as they could be."
"Here is an AP story on yet another stupid poll by another stupid news organization which actually shows nothing but how stupid the public is in believing everything the Drive-By Media says."
"This story says Democrats are less confident than Republicans that their families, local emergency agencies, and Washington are ready for a disaster. So? Who cares? We know that Democrats are idiots anyway on most things!"
"Ha, ha! Al Sharpton called me 'Mr. Lumbard'! Did you hear that? 'Mr. Lumbard's done years of stuff against me!'"
"The Reverend Sharpton's got this right: I go after individuals, not genders or minorities or groups of people. I investigate the people in power the Drive-By Media ignores: Democrats and liberals."
"I think if McCain were pressed as hard as Rudy is being harassed about his non-conservative positions, he would be finished by now."
"The president is going to be doing much more than just managing or leading a war. He also has to protect our liberties at home from those who threaten them with their big government agenda. Conservatism is still important to me here, folks -- not center-right Republicanism."
"Los Angeles Times: 'Grocery costs in southern California are up 5.7%.' Really? Well, now, that has to mean gouging is going on out there. We need an investigation."
"This story is rife with people saying, 'I don't know if we can depend on the government.' Good! Try depending on yourself -- as if when the storm's coming, leave!"
"I'll tell you what: if one of our guys would just take over the debate and start attacking the Democrats -- whatever the questions are -- he'd score a lot more points with voters."
"The issue today is the Democrats: is our candidate going to try to appease them? I want to know how these guys are going to deal with the left during the primary season. I don't want to have to wait until we get a nominee to find out, because then it might be too late."
"When that caller said that I have the power to move the Republican base toward a nominee, well, we all know that's true. I seldom acknowledge this, though, because I'm very humble about it."
"Have you ever seen this Michael Jacobson guy that runs the Center for Science in the Public Interest? My gosh! I've never seen a grayer, unhappier, frail-looking person in my life -- that's still breathing! The guy is a walking cadaver!"
"I've reached a certain pinnacle here. This is America. The country is not going to die with me not in the Attila the Hun chair for just one day."
"These illegal aliens are coming here on their own; we're not forcing them to come here. We are not burdening them at all, and yet we respond to their illegal entry by acting like we've done something wrong to them."
"Looky here, it's already Wednesday! It's been a slow week, actually, because I wasn't here yesterday. And when I'm not here, I know the day drags for you."
"There's nothing that grates on me more than false humility."