“Who is The Daily Beast? What is their credibility? I am the beast of the city, and what I say goes. We are not the drunkest city in America.” 

â€"Boston Mayor Thomas H. Menino in response to a survey in the online publication that named his city the country’s most soused, Boston Herald, December 30

“A lot of the evangelicals believe God would give us four more years of Obama just for the opportunity to expose the cult of Mormon.” 

â€"Craig Bergman, Newt Gingrich’s Iowa political director, who resigned after this comment regarding Mitt Romney came to light, Real Clear Politics, December 15

“It is used to attract people so they can be educated and prepared for homeland security. More importantly, they felt in a medical emergency the machine was capable of making ice packs which could be used for medical purposes.” 

â€"Michigan regional homeland security official Sandeep Dey on why taxpayer money was used to purchase 13 $900 Arctic Blast Sno-Cone machines, Greenville Daily News, December 3