Quotes o’ the Day: CPAC Edition

by sawamix


What follows below are some of the most notorious quotes that I’ve seen today on the internet. As you can expect, CPAC provided us with some of the best quotes.


I thought the line “I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska” was very funny. I think the word is “sarcasm”. In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.- Andrea Friedman, Downs Syndrome actress from Family Guy.

“Why have executions increased?… The president and vice president expound this fact as a fact that they are actually successful in war. That doesn’t mean I think they are not illegitimate. No, we have every right to kill the other side’s warriors. But at what cost? When we do not have an effective detention policy the only option we have is to kill them before we can detain them. And if we don’t detain them, we don’t know what they know and what they are up to.”- former Bush DOJ official Viet Dinh at CPAC on Obama killing too many terrorists.


Israeli attempt at humor. Maybe they should leave it to the pros like Shecky Green.

“In case you didn’t hear the late-breaking news, the gold medal in the downhill was taken away from American Lindsey Vonn. It was determined that President Obama is going downhill faster than she is.”- Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney attempting humor at CPAC. Perhaps Republicans should leave this to the pros like P.J. O’Rourke.

“(Andrew) Breitbart couldn’t find a lit 100 watt bulb in Rachel’s shadow.”- Politico commenter on Brietbart attacking Rachel Maddow at CPAC.

“The president couldn’t find anywhere to set up a teleprompter to announce new taxes.” -Mark Rubio.
“You can’t govern from a teleprompter.”- Sen. Jim DeMint
“The new era of hope and change was sweeping aside our values and principles. (It was a new era of) hope and change, and teleprompters.” MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty
“All of these remarks, however, were delivered with two teleprompters sitting in front of the podium.”- CBS News

“The lesbians at Smith College protest better than you do.” – Ryan Sorba condemning CPAC for inviting GOProud, a conservative gay rights group.

“Do you think Reagan is going to talk soon?” – College coed at CPAC.