What? "I am you" didn't make the cut? Nah, Shapiro's right. If you have to make a political ad denying your witchitude, then you deserve to have it singled out as quote of the year:
O'Donnell's quote is cited by Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, who released his fifth annual list of the most notable quotations of the year.
Shapiro called the "I'm not a witch" quote "unconventional". Gee, ya think? I have another word for it: Inane.
The witch quote tied for first place with BP chief Tony Hayward's "I'd like my life back." Sharron Angle's little pearl of wisdom, "Second Amendment remedies", made it to number six.
Between the oil disaster and the tea party, they got a million of 'em, folks!
Shapiro picks quotes that are famous, important or revealing of the spirit of the times. The quotes aren't necessarily the most eloquent or admirable.
You can say that again.
The quotes aren't necessarily the most eloquent or admirable.
Here is part of the rest of the list. Hop over to the Seattle Times for the whole thing:
3. "If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested." airline passenger John Tyner, remark to Transportation Security Administration worker at San Diego airport, Nov. 13, 2010
4. "Don't retreat. Instead - reload!" Sarah Palin, Tweet, March 23.
9. "You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?" Christine O'Donnell, Delaware senatorial debate, Oct. 19. (The Associated Press reported the quote: "So you're telling me that the separation of church and state, the phrase `separation of church and state,' is in the First Amendment?")
Good ol' Former Half-Gov Loopy McWordMangle is on a roll. Her idiotic "refudiate" attained word of the year status, and for that, and the above quote, she is actually celebrated, if you will. As if it were a good thing. As if she accomplished something. Ever.
I think it's time to raise our education standards just a tad, don't you?