â€œIf I were Osama bin Ladenâ€¦I couldnâ€™t ask for anything better than for Americaâ€™s entertainers to bash their president, denigrate him, make him seem like an idiot and a self-serving fool.â€ >
â€"Pat Boone, quoted in WorldNetDaily, May 22
â€œI never was in favor of that. We all got out there and tried to put our best face on it.â€
â€"Sen. John Thune (Râ€"S.D.) on the Republicansâ€™ 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.
â€œI think â€˜rape and incestâ€™ is a buzzword. Itâ€™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?â€
â€"South Dakota state Rep. Joel Dykstra (Râ€"Lincoln County) on why the state legislature didnâ€™t include those exceptions in its abortion ban, April 20
â€œThese people that reveal our secrets, who hurt our war effort, who hurt the effort of our CIAâ€¦who hurt the efforts of the presidentâ€™s peopleâ€"they shouldnâ€™t be given prizes and awards for this. They should be looked into [under] the Espionage Act.â€
â€"talk show host Bill Bennett on the Pulitzer Prizes awarded to New York Times reporters who exposed the NSAâ€™s domestic spying, April 18