Quotes of the Week

Quotes of the Week

The top quotes you won’t want to miss from the week in news.

Pope Francis

Washington Post columnist Peggy Noonan was overjoyed with the selection of Pope Francis:

“I’ll tell you how it looks: like one big unexpected gift for the church and the world.”

Notable atheist Sam Harris, however, had these disparaging words for the new Bishop of Rome:

Republican woes

Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chair, stressed the importance of Latino outreach in strengthening the party:

“…many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them.”

But conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh did the RNC no favors:

“This guy’s name is Tom Perez, but it might as well be Hugo Chavez!”

More rifts in the Republican ranks were made apparent with Tea Party Congressman Paul Broun’s op-ed in the New York Times:

“The latest budget proposal by Representative Paul D. Ryan, called “The Path to Prosperity,” is anything but.”

And Senator Rob Portman’s flip-flop on gay marriage:

“Knowing that my son is gay prompted me to consider the issue from another perspective: that of a dad who wants all three of his kids to lead happy, meaningful lives with the people they love, a blessing Jane and I have shared for 26 years.”

The one sentiment on which all Republicans still agree is the repeal of Obamacare, which Michele Bachmann spoke out against:

“Let’s repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens.”

Leno letdown

Ben Jacobs, author at the Daily Download, said of Jay Leno’s impending re-departure from late night television:

“[Leno] occupies a disrespected lowbrow niche. Leno is to late night comedy, what the Eagles are to music and Michael Bay is to movies.”

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