Quote-a-palooza

“Listening to the messages of al-Qa’ida’s leaders, you understand that they see their old defeats in very personal and contemporary terms. They are in a ‘long war’ against us, even if we don’t know it. And they’re committed to winning it.” – former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson

“Let us suppose, just for the sake of argument, that these names [given by the ‘DC Madam’] include Karl Rove and Ted Kennedy. Are both names equally likely to be revealed? And, if only one of these names is revealed, do you have any serious doubt which one the liberal media will reveal?” – Thomas Sowell

“Sometimes politicians get things upside down. They ignore problems that are plainly staring them in the face, while they focus on dangers that are at best speculative.” – Michael Barone

“Criminalizing even the vilest hateful thoughts- as opposed to willful criminal acts- is inconsistent with a free society.” – Rep. Ron Paul

“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.” – Douglas MacArthur

“An opinion, right or wrong, can never constitute a moral offense, nor be in itself a moral obligation. It may be mistaken; it may involve an absurdity, or a contradiction. It is a truth, or it is an error; it can never be a crime or a virtue.” – Francis Wright

“The higher type of man clings to virtue, the lower type of man clings to material comfort. The higher type of man cherishes justice, the lower type of man cherishes the hope of favors to be received.” – Confucius

“Queen Elizabeth took a tour of Colonial Williamsburg in a horse-drawn carriage Thursday. The restored town is an exact replica of America 300 years ago. It’s the only place in the United States where you don’t have to press two for English.” – Argus Hamilton

“The Washington Post reports that Sen. Hillary Clinton is trying to win the Democratic nomination by reaching out to women. After hearing this, Bill Clinton said, ‘Oh sure, when she does it, it’s OK’.” – Conan O’Brien

Jay Leno: Hillary Clinton used three private jets in a single day in a campaign swing through South Carolina. Today she was officially named a Hollywood environmentalist. … Did you see the Republican debate? I tried to TiVo it, but my TiVo said, “Not interested.” … The Queen was welcomed with a 21-gun salute. Well, 22 if you count Cheney’s gun, which went off accidentally. … One embarrassing moment when the queen told President Bush she had been on the throne over 55 years and Bush said, “Try Metamucil.”