"I'm trying to remember something that we passed under Bush that was this good."    

—A senior House Republican aide, on the bill extending the Bush tax cuts for two years, Politico, December 17

"We believe that the heating and cooling of religious institutions is a job for the congregation, not the American taxpayer." 

—Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, responding to reports that the stimulus was used to fund faith-based initiatives, quoted in Politico, December 3

"It's all rigged. The whole conversation is rigged." 

—Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Col.), caught on an open microphone on the Senate floor, November 30

"There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to Fox and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.'" 

—Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.), during a Senate hearing on cable TV regulation, November 17