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It is shocking that many elected officials, attorneys, and judges think that a court ruling is the ‘final word.’ It most certainly is not. The courts are one branch of government, and equal to the other two, but not superior to either and certainly not to both. Even if the other two branches agree with the ruling, the people’s representatives have to pass enabling legislation to authorize same sex marriage, and the President (or Governor in the case of the state) has to sign it. Otherwise, it remains the court’s opinion. It is NOT the ‘law of the land’ as is often heralded. The courts can’t make law. They can interpret it and even rule that a law is unconstitutional, but they have no power to create it or enforce it.
— Former Arkansas governor, former presidential candidate and former FOX News commentator Mike Huckabee, on his website, lamenting the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear same-sex marriage appeals cases.
Michele Bachmann lecturing on foreign policy makes Sarah Palin sound like Dean Acheson. Hillary Clinton is one of the most admired and respected public figures throughout the world, who continues to prove her knowledge and intellect on foreign policy matters. There is simply no comparison.
— Adrienne Elrod, spokeswoman for pro-Clinton group Correct the Record, told Politico, responding to Bachmann’s assertion that “There isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. She will continue foursquare … and put forward Barack Obama’s policy in a third and fourth term.”
He’s a good guy, but after doing immigration with him — we don’t need another young guy not quite ready. He’s no Obama by any means, but he’s so afraid of the right, and I’ve let that go.
— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by Politico, on Sen. Marcio Rubio’s (R-FL) possible presidential aspirations.
I would definitely vote for him, I think it’s safe to say, otherwise I may not be invited back home for Thanksgiving.
— George P. Bush (R), quoted by the Wall Street Journal, on whether he would support a White House bid for his father Jeb. He had previously said he was “staying out of the race.”