The Ham Hock of Liberty

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Quotes of 2005

A lot of blogs and old media such as the Washington Post have been picking Quotes of the Year for 2005. The usual suspects are getting the attention that they deserve: Brownie's heck of a job, living in the Astrodome "working out quite well" for those untouchables, Pat Robertson putting a hit out on Huge Chavez...

BUT we should not forget this little gem that came late to the party, as it says so much about the GOP in so few words:
This has been the saddest day of my life It's a day I don't want to remember, and I'm sorry to see it come to an end

-Ted Stevens (R - Alaska) on the day the Senate blocked oil drilling in ANWR.

Ignoring the confusing bit about being sorry to see the saddest day of his life come to an end, let's consider:
The Senate voting to keep oil companies from drilling in a wildlife refuge? Very very sad.
Your wife dying in a plane crash?* Not so much

Although to be fair, she cut his sandwiches diagonally, instead of down the middle, the way he liked. So impeding oil company profiteering really is sadder.

* "In December 1978, Stevens survived the crash of a lear jet at the airport, which killed five people, including his first wife, Ann." - Wikipedia


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