“You know, I hear people say, well, civil war this, civil war that. The Iraqi people decided against civil war when they went to the ballot box.”
â€"President George W. Bush, August 7

“We could do worse. But we have a good president. I pray for him. Sometimes I’d like to pull down his britches and switch him, but I still love him.”
â€"Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas), a former Democrat, at an August 2 fundraiser

“I suppose it should be avoided because it could be offensive to some people.”
â€"Toni Morrison, author of Tar Baby, on whether Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney should apologize for calling Boston’s Big Dig project a “tar baby,” July 31

“The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?… What are you looking at, Sugar Tits?”
â€"Mel Gibson, speaking to police officers who were arresting him for driving under the influence, July 28

“The people who provide sandwiches have good intentions, but they’re enabling people not to get the help that is needed.”
â€"Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, endorsing a city ban on selling or giving food to homeless people in parks, July 20