“I encouraged Cindy to compete. I told her with a little luck she could be the only woman ever to serve
as First Lady and Miss Buffalo Chip.”

â€"Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), offering his wife as a participant in a biker beauty pageant, August 4

“I’m a libertarian. I’d be an anarchist, but frankly I like money too much.”

â€"woman in a Catwoman suit at the annual San Diego fan convention Comic-Con, describing her politics to BarelyPolitical.com, July 31

“Go home and explain to…the next person you see in a wheelchair, go up to them and say: You know, I voted against you because Harry Reid was being a tyrannical guy in the Senate.”

â€"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in a floor speech after Republicans blocked his omnibus spending bill, July 28

“McGill University found that one-third of college students who gamble on the Internet ultimately attempted suicide.”

â€"Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), citing an unlikely statistic at a markup of an online gambling bill, June 25