“The name of American, which belongs to you… must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism.” – George Washington

“Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.” – Helen Keller

“Talk is cheap- except when Congress does it.” – Cullen Hightower

“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.” – Otto von Bismarck

“It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.” – Eugene McCarthy

“Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what’s going to happen to us with both a Senate and a House?” – Will Rogers

“The Bush administration’s decision to take a shot at a crippled spy satellite Thursday has provoked no shortage of complaints from the disarmament crowd. ‘The politics are terrible,’ grouses Jeffrey G. Lewis of the New America Foundation, in the New York Times. ‘We will be using a missile defense system to shoot down a satellite.’ Yes, we will. And the politics are terrible only for liberals who are ideologically committed enemies of missile defense. A successful effort to protect people from a man-made device falling from space would counter some of the arguments that missile-defense critics have been repeating since Ted Kennedy started throwing around the term ‘Star Wars’ as an insult. The satellite in question failed more than a year ago, soon after its launch. Much of it will burn up as it reenters the atmosphere- but not all of it. The satellite is believed to carry half a ton of hydrazine, a rocket fuel that could prove lethal if it falls on an inhabited region- talk about terrible politics. With its embryonic missile-defense system, limited though it currently is, the U.S. military has the option of trying to do something about that… Military officials insist that the Pentagon merely wants to prevent a potential disaster. At the same time, a successful display of missile-defense prowess can serve a supplementary purpose if it reminds potential adversaries that we’ve developed sophisticated anti-ballistic technologies… By coincidence, the 25th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s speech on the Strategic Defense Initiative is almost upon us. When it arrives, on March 23, we’ll know whether the military has managed to shoot down a falling satellite. Let’s hope that this speech soon receives a fitting memorial on the edge of space, when a missile that exists because Reagan called for its creation demonstrates a capability that we need now as much as we did then.” – National Review

“There is something empowering about a gavel in the hands of a U.S. Congressman. No matter how big a weenie he may have been in high school and no matter how much fun the other kids used to make of him, he now has the authority to make corporate heads, executive department bigwigs or sports stars squirm and perspire.” – Pat Sajak

“All of that soaring rhetoric is supported by policies that are so old they creak. Obama may be shiny, bright, and new, but his ideas are suffering from senility.” – Mona Charen

“[Hillary’s] whole life right now is a reverse Sally Field. She’s looking out at an audience of colleagues and saying, ‘You don’t like me, you really don’t like me!”‘ – Peggy Noonan

“The problems facing America- unsustainable entitlements, broken borders, nuclearizing enemies- require tough solutions, not gaseous Sesame Street platitudes.” – Mark Steyn

“Hillary Clinton stated there will be no personal scandal caused by her husband if she’s elected president. There goes the last of her support. First she lost the black vote, then she lost the youth vote, and now she has lost the comedians.” – Argus Hamilton

“Over the weekend in Ohio, former President Bill Clinton had an angry confrontation with a heckler who claimed at one point Bill Clinton made physical contact. Clinton denied any physical contact, but then again, he always does.” – Conan O’Brien

Jay Leno: Hillary Clinton is on the campaign trail. She’s been speaking about Black History Month. She’s been saying that America has come so far that a black man could one day grow up and possibly be vice president. … This has not been a good week for Hillary. I guess Bill bought her a dozen roses for Valentine’s Day. Turns out seven of the roses have committed to Michelle Obama. … Hillary has lost the last [ten] primaries in a row. So any crying you see from now on is going to be real. … Things aren’t looking good for Hillary. Like a lot of women in Washington, I think she’s just starting to realize she may have slept with Bill Clinton for nothing.