Abramoff Classic Quotes - UPDATED
The Abramoff scandal seems destined to have a slew of great quotes. Here are some that I really like.
"Everyone is lying. Those S.O.B.s. DeLay knew everything. He knew all the details."
"I wish I had never met Jack."
"[Slow down or you will be] dead, disgraced or in jail."
"You can't be trusted."
"This Abramoff guy is a bad guy. I hope he goes to jail and we never see him again. I wish he'd never been born, to be right honest with you."
Additional quotes offered by our smart TLC commenters:
"What's a troglodyte?" Scanlon asked. "A lower form of existence, basically," Abramoff replied.
Abramoff & Scanlon (hat tip to dorita)
"The whacko’s get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the internet and telephone trees. ... Simply put, we want to bring out the whacko’s to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them."
Michael Scanlon (hat tip to SnarkySnark)
"The Speaker is dismayed and disappointed that the gaming industry continues to place their bets on the wrong team."
Pete Jeffries, Hastert's communications director (hat tip to raisin)
"I need to start humping in corporate accounts!"
"I can't imagine there's anything I did that other lobbyists didn't do and aren't doing today."
Jack Abramoff (hat tip to JHJ)
"What the Republicans need is 50 Jack Abramoffs. Then this becomes a different town."
Grover Norquist (hat tip to anon)
"When one of my closest and dearest friends, Jack Abramoff, your most able representative in Washington, D.C., invited me to the [Marianas] islands, I wanted to see firsthand the free-market success and the progress and reform you have made."
Tom DeLay (hat tip to anon)
"You [the Marianas clients] are a shining light for what is happening to the Republican Party, and you represent everything that is good about what we are trying to do in America and leading the world in the free-market system."
"[The Marianas Islands are] a perfect petri dish of capitalism. It's like my Galapagos Island."
"I don’t think we have had something of this scope, arrogance and sheer venality in our lifetimes. It is building to an explosion, one that could create immense collateral damage within Congress and in coming elections."
American Enterprise Institute Scholar Norman Ornstein (hat tip to SnarkySnark)
Have you found any others that we should add to this list?