"I would not refer to him as a dictator." 

—Vice President Joe Biden on Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, interviewed on PBS, January 27

"He didn't care at all about attempting to verify the information that he was putting out or determine whether or not it would hurt anyone." 

—former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, whose inaccurate reports on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction helped pave the way to war in Iraq, on WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, interviewed on Fox News, January 3

"You should actually sign a contract: I will serve at least 25 years." 

—Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) on the length of the ideal congressional career, interviewed on KTVA-TV, January 3

"It's not shoes. It's not cars. It's not broccoli." 

—Obama administration lawyer Ian Gershengorn, explaining the White House's position on medical insurance at a hearing on ObamaCare's constitutionality, quoted by Bloomberg, December 16