“At the rate that technology is advancing…people will be implanting chips in our children to advertise directly into their brains and tell them what kind of products to buy.”

â€"Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) talking at a Kaiser Family Foundation forum, July 20.

“We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that would not kill somebody, but it would be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time.”

â€"Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) describing how a border fence would work, July 11

“The name of our association must be about what we do, not who our members are.”

â€"Association of Trial Lawyers of America president Ken Suggs suggesting that the group change its name to the American Association for Justice, to combat a “smear campaign” against the phrase “trial lawyer,” June 29

“The Internet is not something you just dump something on. It’s not a truck. It’s a series of tubes.”

â€"Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) explaining how cyberspace works, June 28

“I hope that after this is over, that we can get Joe Liebermanâ€"all of us, even for the ones that get along greatly with Joeâ€"and to beat the shit out of him.”

â€"Ken Delacruz, a leader of Connecticut’s Metal Trades Union, on whether the union should endorse the Democratic senator in his primary, June 27