The week's top ten quotes in politics:
"I don't think it's necessary for us to have a resolution." –Rep. Nancy Pelosi, rejecting the notion that the House of Representatives would honor Michael Jackson with a resolution.
"I think it's the reporters who are scary. They scare me all the time." –President Barack Obama, reacting to a crying Ghanaian baby.
"We're having 'Camp Obama'." –Michelle Obama, explaining the first couple's decision to bring Sasha and Malia on various presidential trips.
"She's like the ex-girlfriend they're SO over, never want to see again, have already forgotten about — really, it's O-ver — but they just can't stop talking about her." –Ann Coulter, explaining the media's fascination with Sarah Palin.
"If I die, I die. So be it." –Sarah Palin, assessing her political future.
"It feels very good, thank you." –Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in response to a question from Globovision's Leopolod Castillo, who asked, "How does it feel to be a former first lady and now a secretary of state?"
"I expect to be treated just like any other staff member." —Actor Kal Penn, who joined the White House as an associate director in the White House's Office of Public Engagement.
"You know, all three of us spend a lot of time covering politicians and I don’t know about you guys, but in my view, they’re all emotional freaks of one sort or another. They’re guaranteed to invade your personal space, touch you. I sat next to a Republican senator once at dinner and he had his hand on my inner thigh the whole time. I was like, ehh, get me out of here." –New York Times columnist David Brooks, on MSNBC.
"I justified my actions because I blamed my wife." –Sen. John Ensign, in a letter written in February 2008 (and unearthed this week) to his mistress, Cynthia Hampton.