How do I say this … men in the South, they are a little effeminate. They just have effeminate mannerisms.
— Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D), quoted by National Journal.
I don’t know what you’re talking about. What happened in Virginia?
— Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), quoted by Fox News, apparently unaware that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) lost his seat in a primary.
The president’s plan is nuts, there’s really no more succinct way to describe it.
— House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), quoted by the Washington Post, on President Obama’s new EPA rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Piece of advice about that BFD stuff: Assume every microphone is on….Thank God my mother was gone or I’d have been one dead vice president.
— Vice President Biden, quoted by CNN, on his famous open mic moment.
I’ve had some radical ideas about voting and it’s probably not a good time to tell them, but you used to have to be a property owner to vote.
— Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), quoted by the Huffington Post.
I’m an egotist, I’ll confess to that. I like to get things done, and you get things done by having power.
— Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards (D), quoted by the Daily Reveille.
Kudos to Taegan Goddard for compiling this year’s list of the craziest and most offensive sh*t politicians said in 2013, and for showing superhuman restraint in keeping it to just 13 entries.
It’s not hard to find nutjobs on the political scene-o,
Or candidates who switch from nice-o to mean-o.
But when it comes to true nutters,
Is there anyone better
Than New York’s freak-o Carl Paladino?