"I don't want my guns registered in Washington or my marriage. Founding Fathers all got married by going down to the local courthouse. It is a local issue and always has been."

-Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), asked about where he stands on gay marriage, CNN, October 3

"The Nuns on the Bus fought like the devil for health care."

-Vice President Joe Biden, after spending time with the liberal Catholic group Nuns on the Bus, ABC News, September 17

"On any given day, 16 of my members decide they're going to go this way, and all the sudden I have nothing. You might notice I have a few knuckleheads in my conference."

-Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), giving a speech to the International Franchise Association, The Hill, September 16