Politi-quotes: The week in one-liners

By Patrick Gavin
|  Saturday, Aug 22, 2009  |  Updated 9:16 AM PDT
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Top 10 Political Quotes of the Week: Michelle's Shorts Edition

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While she's known for her glamour and love of designer fashion, the First Lady is also capable of pulling off a more casual look in athletic-style shorts, a white tank and a plaid over shirt while she toured Grand Canyon National Park with her family Aug. 16. She pumped up the glam quotient with stylish earrings.

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The week's top 10 best quotes in politics:

"Michelle Obama: The Shorts Heard Round the World" — A headline in TIME magazine following the first lady's decision to — gasp! — wear shorts.

"Yes She Can! 59% of Readers Say Michelle Has Right To Wear Shorts" — A Huffington Post headline on the same topic.

"I know George Bush, and he's no Barack Obama." — Vice President Joe Biden, at a fundraiser

"My boyfriend is pretty sure." — Rep. Jared Polis, responding to a question posed by Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert on whether he's sure he's gay.

"You look real cleaned up. I thought you'd be in your sweats." — President Barack Obama to radio host Michael Smerconish before their interview Thursday.

"I will never vote for a bill to kill old people, period." — Rep. Mike Voss to CNN's John King.

"You know, I'm not the most civilized person: Those kind of people, I usually took behind the woodshed and just beat the livin' tar out of 'em." — Joe Wurzelbacher, aka "Joe The Plumber", referring to Nancy Pelosi and criticizing her for saying that, when teabaggers drown "out opposing views", it's "un-American."

"Free pie for everybody." — Britney Spears, telling David Letterman how the country would be different if she were president.

"Isn't it an established fact that Barney Frank himself spends most of his time living around Uranus?" — Rush Limbaugh, after Frank asked a rowdy town hall question what planet she lived on.

"I put up a picture of myself with priests, and the majority of the feedback is about my boobs. ...great. my apologies to the priests." — Meghan McCain, Twittering.

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