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Reader recommended Outrageous Quotes, w/e 9/1/07

Reported by Chrish - September 10, 2007 -

Thanks to everyone for submitting quotes and links. Obviously you're not yet so jaded you don't recognize outrageous when you hear it. We News Hounds have narrowed down the choices for you to vote on, after the jump.

Amended 9/10 11:50am: Links fixed.

Option A: "By, by that logic, let's tax the poor. Shoot 'em."
Steve Forbes, a regular guest on the show and, by the way, the national co-chair and senior policy adviser to the Giuliani campaign, http://www.newshounds.us/2007/09/01/steve_forbes_cochair_of_the_giuliani_campaign_suggests_we_shoot_poor_people.php
Submitted by ana_coachella (well i stole it from Melanie's post...)

Option B: First, he said, "I'll give some speeches, just to replenish the ol' coffers." [...] Then he said, "We'll have a nice place in Dallas," where he will be running what he called "a fantastic Freedom Institute" promoting democracy around the world. But he added, "I can just envision getting in the car, getting bored, going down to the ranch." In an interview with a book author in the Oval Office one day last December, [Bush] daydreamed about the next phase of his life, when his time will be his own. http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/01/america/book.1-126020.php
Submitted by Count Istvan

Option C: "We’re not in a civil war. This is just not true. American troops are attacking al Qaeda. They’re attacking some elements of the Shi’a militias. They’re doing other things, helping with reconciliation. They are not in the middle of a civil war. It’s not true." Bill Kristol can always be counted on for something interesting.
http://thinkprogress.org/2007/07/15/kristol-civil-war/
Submitted by Claudo


Option D: "Thank you for coming out." Larry Craig (R) Idaho
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2uta0_craig-conference_news
Submitted by jeff valcarcel

Option E: "The Republicans have shown over and over again they deal with wrongdoing in a very straight and forward way, either taking people off the committees or requiring them to resign Congress or put them in jail." Tom DeLay on Hannity and Colmes, 8/30/07 as reported by Ellen at http://www.newshounds.us/2007/08/31/tom_delay_reprises_fox_news_role_as_expert_on_congressional_ethics.php#more
Submitted by Pegleg Peggy

Option F: "So, Congressman Paul ... you’re basically saying that we should take our marching orders from al Qaeda?" Fair and Balanced question asked by Chris Wallace at the Republican debate, reported by Chrish at http://www.newshounds.us/2007/09/07/best_evidence_yet_that_democrats_were_correct_to_decline_foxhosted_debates.php#more
Submitted by Sergei Andropov


Option G: "Obesity is a point of pride! It doesn't bother me at all that the poorest states have the fattest people. If you want to see poor, go to Africa. There are 800 million people in this world who are starving and they'll eat leaves and grass in order to get nourishment. You don't think those people would love a big bucket of fried chicken? I would. America's affluence and obesity go hand in hand." [...] "I'd rather have diabetes than be starving." CapitalistPig Jonathan Hoenig, http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,295486,00.html
Submitted by charles grashow