John Edwards



“It’s always darkest right before you get clobbered over the head with a pipe wrench. But then it actually does get darker.”
â€"anonymous GOP pollster on Republicans’ chances in 2008, quoted in The Washington Post, September 1

“I’m going to be honest with youâ€"I don’t know a lot about Cuba’s health care system. Is it a government-run system?”
â€"Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards at a campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, August 16

“Even the Nazis didn’t put artists out of work.”
â€"Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur, on the negative impact of the Internet, The Colbert Report, August 16

“Starbucks is a multibillion-dollar corporation. So I guess that must mean we’re bad.”
â€"Starbucks attorney Daniel Nash in his opening statement to the National Labor Relations Board on allegations of union busting, July 9

“I’m just disappointed in you, sir. I just really am. I expect this from the guy that we get out of the hood. I mean, people vote for you.…No wonder why we’re going down the tubes.”
â€"Officer Dave Karsnia, during a taped interview with Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), whom he arrested for lewd behavior in a Minneapolis airport rest room, June 11