Friday, July 25, 2008

Barry's Summer of Love

     Some of the more golden of rhetorical nuggets from Barry's Summer of Love Magical Mystery Tour:

  • "[A]s millions of Americans who watched the primary campaign learned, Obama is invariably articulate. There would be no verbal gaffes [on his tour]." -- David Broder, Washington Post

  • "Let me be absolutely clear, Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain . . . administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change." -- The Obamessiah, July 22nd, Amman, Jordan

  • "It is not going to be a political speech . . . When the president of the United States goes and gives a speech, it is not a political speech or a political rally." -- Senior campaign foreign policy advisor on the Obamessiah's speech in Berlin

  • "[T]he objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years." -- The Obamessiah on CBS' Face the Nation

  • "Throughout our history, America's confronted constantly evolving danger, from the oppression of an empire, to the lawlessness of the frontier, from the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor, to the threat of nuclear annihilation. Americans have adapted to the threats posed by an ever-changing world." -- The Obamessiah in West Lafeyette, IN before embarking on his tour

  • "My German is not real good. I can speak Bahasi Indonesian but I don't think . . . there would be a lot of appeal to that." -- The Obamessiah on his command of languages

  • "It’s always a bad practice to say 'always' or 'never'"