“I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: This war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded.”  

â€"Christian evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson, in an interview with The New York Times, March 8

 â€œI can show you $350 billion worth of waste or fraud in our present federal government, and we don’t have the gonads to stand up and find some of that to pay for this?” 

â€"Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) talking to reporters about not voting for a payroll tax cut unless it’s fully paid for, Talking Points Memo, February 16

“I’ve been in hearings for the last three days. Shit, I think I should get some kind of award going through that crap.…I need a new combat badge for going to Capitol Hill.” 

â€"Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talking to airmen in Louisiana, quoted in Time, February 17