“I hate cancer.” 

â€"Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas), explaining his controversial decision to mandate HPV vaccinations for 10-to-12-year-old girls, MSNBC, September 7


“Washington, D.C., you’d think by now they’d get the message. An earthquake, a hurricaneâ€"are you listening? The American people have done everything they possibly can. Now it’s time for an act of God, and we’re getting it.”  

â€"GOP presidential contender Michele Bachmann, talking about the need to cut spending at a campaign stop, The Christian Science Monitor, August 29


“This committee has very serious work to do, but it should not be confused with Captain America or any other superhero.” 

â€"Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, The New York Times, August 17


“It takes balls to execute an innocent man.” 

 â€"a Republican focus group participant, reacting to the charge that Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) might have allowed the execution of an innocent man, Politico, August 3