Finally getting around to one of my annual favorites - Media Research Center's Best Notable Quotables of 2007
. The Quote of the Year
"As Violence Falls in Iraq, Cemetery Workers Feel the Pinch"
- Headline over an October 16 story by McClatchy News Service reporters Jay Price and Qasim Zein.
LGF's Idiotarian of the Year did make it as runner-up for that particular award:
"Everything you said about [withdrawing some troops from] Iraq yesterday, and everything you will say, is a deception, for the purpose of this one cynical, unacceptable, brutal goal: perpetuating this war indefinitely. War today, war tomorrow, war forever!...A man with any self respect, having inadvertently revealed such an evil secret, would have already resigned and fled the country! You have no remaining credibility about Iraq, sir!...Mr. Bush, our presence in Iraq must end, even if it means your resignation, even if it means your impeachment, even if it means a different Republican to serve out your term, even if it means a Democratic Congress and those true patriots among the Republicans standing up and denying you another penny for Iraq, other than for the safety and safe conduct home of our troops. This country cannot run the risk of what you can still do to this country in the next 500 days."
- MSNBC Countdown anchor Keith Olbermann addressing President Bush in a "Special Comment," September 4.
The Damn Those Conservatives Award raises an eyebrow:
"I'm just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That's a fact."
- Host Bill Maher on his HBO show Real Time, March 2, discussing how a few commenters at a left-wing blog were upset that an attempt to kill Vice President Cheney in Afghanistan had failed.
Perhaps more terrorists would live.
Read 'em all.
Update: Note that, along with the transcripts, MRC now has videos of the televised quotes, and images of those from Internet media.