You gotta love these end of year posts and today we’ve got a great one. 2011 brought us some terrific quotes both brilliant and ridiculous. We’ve got strong declarations, scathing criticism, silly rants, and inspiring dialogue. This is a terrific time to relive all of those memorable moments. Let’s get going!
“Florida is open for business” – Governor Rick Scott during his inauguration.
“Visit me at email@example.com. Morgan & Morgan for the people”- Ex-Governor Charlie Crist joins Personal Injury Superfirm Morgan&Morgan.
Dog Bite? Kawlll
“We’ve got a governor who has done more harm to the state of Florida in the last nine months than any single man in the history of the state of Florida,”- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer on Florida Governor Rick Scott
“We’re hoping Batman retires in Delray Beach”- A Governor Rick Scott Imposter during a Twitter Townhall answering concerns about crime in FL.
Florida's plan for fighting crime?
“An attack against one who serves is an attack against all who serve.”- Speaker of the House John Boehner in response to the Tuscon shootings.
“Journalist and Pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the violence they report to condemn. That is reprehensible”- Sarah Palin “stepping in it” when addressing the tragic shootings in Tuscon.
“The state of Hawaii has said that President Obama was born there. That’s good enough for me” Speaker John Boehner speaking about President Obama’s gift certificate.
“The answer is I did not send that tweet. My system was hacked”-Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner addressing lewd photos he tweeted of himself
“To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it”- Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner addressing lewd photos he tweeted of himself at a press conference a few days later.
“To the unemployed citizens of Florida, this is an emergency session”
“Show me the jobs”
“Don’t blink”- Governor Rick Scott during his State of the State Address
“You are a traitor, I swear, you will not be re-elected. I will get an opponent.”- Florida State Rep. Scott Randolph to fellow State Rep Daphne Campbell during an abortion issue vote.
“I’ve got my mind on your money and your money on my mind!”- Former Senator and Current Senate Candidate George Lemieux attack ad mocking Bill Nelson’s fiscal policy.
“The Buckethead Show has service marked “Let’s get to work”-Jason “Buckethead” Bailey challenging Governor Rick Scott to a job creation competition… He scored the interview.
“Tonight, I can report to the American people and the world that United States has conducted an operation that has killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda”- President Barack Obama after the death of Osama Bin Laden
“I’m not anti-rap. In fact, like Bret Baier, I know the lyrics to ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ too.”- Sarah Palin on Rapper Common’s invite to the White House.
Common caused a stir when he visited hhe White House earlier this year
“Are you a flake?”- Fox New Sunday Host Chris Wallace to Presidential candidate and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
While…..we’re on Bachmann
“My husband and I have raised five kids, we have 23 foster children“-..
“All the style and grace of a punch in the face. She’s a double down, deeeebie downer.” American Crossroads ad dissing Florida Congresswoman and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
“If Bill Nelson doesn’t win, Barack Obama won’t win Florida.”- Vice President Joe Biden
“Corporations are people too. They’re made of people” Prez Candidate Mitt Romney
“Move Mitch, Get out the way!”
“Anytime Democrats and Republicans come together, somebody is getting screwed”- Jimmy Fallon during a slow jam the news segment about the Debt Ceiling Deal.
“If 10% is good enough for god, 9% should be just fine for the federal government”- Herman Cain on his 999 Economic Plan
“Turn 999 upside down and look. The Devil is in the details”- Michele Bachmann on Cain’s 999 plan
“if your dealt 4 aces that doesn’t make you a great poker player” Mitt Romney on Rick Perry’s Texas Job Creation Conditions.
“Pass this bill!”- Barack Obama during a joint session of Congress addressing the American Jobs Act
There simply aren’t anywords for this one guys. Oops- Texas Governor and Prez Candidate Rick Perry
“My next door neighbor’s two dogs have created more shovel ready jobs than this administration”- Libertarian Candidate for President Gary Johnson.
“At one point I was polling as a margin of error”- Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman
“We strongly believe that our dad, has the experience and the proven track record to revive America’s economy and create jobs. Even if we didn’t believe that….we’d still have to be here”- Jon Huntsman daughters during a hilarious spoof of the Herman Cain “smoke ad”.
“You’re only a career politician because you couldn’t beat Ted Kennedy!”- Newt Gingrich to Mitt Romney during an ABC debate.
Oh no he didn't!
“Get the hell off the beach at Asbury Park and get out. You’re done. It’s 4:30, you’ve maximized your tan. Get off the beach. Get in your cars and get out of those areas.”- Chris Christie to his NJ Constituents prior to Hurricane Irene. Not connected to Florida but too good to leave out!.
“The Capitol looks beautiful and I am honored to be at work tonight.”- Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords via Twitter on her return to Washington after being shot in January during the tragic Tuscon Shootings.
The return of Gabrielle Giffords to Washington was an inspiration to everyone.
There you have it. 2011 was a year full of quotes and this post easily could have been twice as long. See you tomorrow.