Great quotes, bad state of affairs

Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2005 | Posted by Jaba |

"Sixty-four teams start and they're whittled down to just one. Kind of reminds me of what we've done with our allies." --New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on the NCAA tournament, at the Gridiron Dinner

"In the 1261 days since Mr. Bush swore that he get Osama bin Laden dead or alive, he has spent about 10 times more on tax cuts for the rich as he has on homeland security. At a House hearing yesterday, even the Republican chairman of a House subcommittee on border security expressed disappointment over Mr. Bush's lack of funding for border security. I suppose Mr. Bush's logic is, sure you might be killed by terrorists, but at least your orphan children won't have to pay any estate tax." --"Crossfire" host Paul Begala

"It was pitiful...I almost felt sorry for him, until I heard someone call him 'Mr. President,' and then I felt ashamed." --Hunter S. Thompson, on Bush's 2004 debate performance

Shot: "N. Korea Announces It Has Nuclear Weapons" --AP (2/10/05)
Chaser: "N. Korea Wondering What It Has To Do To Attract U.S. Military Attention" -- The Onion (2/12/03)

"You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." --President Bush, to a divorced mother of three in Omaha, Nebraska

"I spent the day reflecting on previous W States of the Union. Hey, Mr. Prez, is that Axis of Evil any less evil now? Is North Korea any more cooperative? Is Iran any less belligerent? How is that battle against AIDS in Africa going? Did you find all that yellowcake from Niger? How about all those caches of chemical and biological weapons in Iraq? Are we still leaving children behind? Have we nabbed Bin Laden? Can I start planning my trip to Mars now?" --Columnist Eric Alterman

"Because he's hiding." --President Bush, after being asked by the Washington Post why Osama bin Laden has not been caught, aboard Air Force One, Jan. 14, 2005