Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Top 10 quotes of the decade

Kids say the darnedest things, right? Well, so do adults. As we draw toward the end of 2009, I've compiled 10 of my favorite quotes from the decade--one from each year. Enjoy!


"You lie!"--Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina during President Obama's speech to Congress on health care

"I can see Russia from my house!"--Tina Fey impersonating VP candidate Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live"


"(I have") a wide stance when going to the bathroom."--Sen. Larry Craig trying to explain his bathroom-stall antics in Minneapolis

"I probably did take my newfound freedom a little too far."--Britney Spears on being photographed sans panties


"Here's the problem. You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do ... Matt, Matt, Matt, you don't even--you're glib. You don't even know what Ritalin is."--Tom Cruise lashing out at Matt Lauer on "Today"

"Not only are we going to New Hampshire ... we're going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and Texas and New York! And we're doing to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we're going to Washington, D.C., to take back the White House. Yeeeeeaaaaaargh!"--Howard Dean's concession speech in Iowa


"I think gay marriage should be between a man and a woman."--California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the gay marriage debate

"(Osama bin Laden) is either alive and well, or alive and not too well, or not alive."--Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld


"Are you guys ready? Let's roll!"--Todd Beamer to fellow passengers on United Airlines Flight 93, one of the 9/11 terrorist targets


"We don't just have egg on our face. We have an omelette."--Tom Brokaw on NBC's botched calls on the Bush-Gore presidential election