“The big news over the weekend was that a guy named Kevin Rudd won the election to be the Prime Minister of Australia. Rudd is the leader of the Labor Party and beat the incumbent John Howard whose Conservative Party had been in power for nearly 12 years. This was, of course, reported around the world as a defeat for… George Bush. EVERYTHING is reported around the world as a defeat for… George Bush.” – Rich Galen

“The pessimists and defeatists who declared the surge doomed and said we were digging ourselves into a deeper hole have been proven wrong. The story of Iraq now is that terrorists have been killed, captured or driven out of territory retaken and cleansed by American and Iraqi forces- a coalition that has stabilized much of the country.” – Donald Lambro

“No one contends that the other Amendments that preserve rights of ‘the people’ – the First, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth- do not preserve individuals’ rights. The same must be true of the Second.” – Jed Babbin

“If a CEO of a fortune 500 company were to retire, would anyone seriously consider his wife to be an adequate replacement simply because she was married to him when he ran the company?” – John Hawkins

“If you don’t like going to the DMV, imagine if the only place you could go to resolve a health care problem is some government agency.” – Rush Limbaugh

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

“A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American. And the man who goes among you to trade upon your nationality is no worthy son to live under the Stars and Stripes.” – Woodrow Wilson

“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

“Politics ain’t worrying this country one-tenth as much as trying to find a parking spot.” – Will Rogers

“The problem with the process is obvious: It is getting harder for candidates not beloved by the national media and party establishments to compete. The solution, alas, is rather elusive. One thing is clear: If in 2012, the major parties choose 80 percent of their convention delegates on a single day the media breathlessly describes as ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Tuesday,’ we will be headed in the wrong direction.” – W. James Antle III

“The plain truth is that if guys like [Leonardo] DiCaprio, [George] Clooney and Robert Redford, were women, they’d be called bimbos.” – Burt Prelutsky