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GOP Quotes of the Week, Libby-SOTU Edition

January 23, 2007

As George W. Bush prepares to deliver his 2007 State of the Union address, the President and his amen corner in suffered through another week of rhetorical distress. With the GOP in rebellion over the President's "surge' in Iraq and the CIA leak trial of Cheney chief-of-staff Scooter Libby underway, Bush in succeeding weeks might look back fondly on his current 28% approval rating.
Here, then, are the latest Quotes of the Week:
"I will not be sacrificed so Karl Rove can be protected."
Scooter Libby to Dick Cheney in 2003 as quoted in CIA leak trial opening statement, January 23, 2007.
"It's like looking in a drawer full of diamonds."
Tony Snow on President Bush's 2007 State of the Union address, January 22, 2007.
"The situation in Iraq is dire."
Lt. General David Petraeus, new U.S. commander in Iraq, January 23, 2007.
"Death is terrible."
President Bush, January 16, 2007.
"They sacrifice peace of mind when they see the terrible images of violence on TV every night."
President Bush on the war-time sacrifices of the American people, January 16, 2007.
"Using bad language like, you know, 'bring them on' was a mistake."
President Bush, January 14, 2007.
"I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude."
President Bush, January 14, 2007.
"I would confess I'm no expert on Iraq."
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, January 11, 2007.
The complete list of catastrophic conservative quotes is available here.


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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