‘The messianic radicalism of Bush sustained the messianic radicalism of Ahmadinejad’

By Sadie Bass

Jun 12, 2009 9:34am

The quotes of the day:

“In a strange way, the messianic radicalism of Bush sustained the messianic radicalism of Ahmadinejad. Obama's election, as many of us hoped, broke that cycle and allowed for Iran's opposition to re-emerge without looking like a pawn of the US." — Andrew Sullivan, The Atlantic

"I guess one of our hopes is that as Pakistani military moves in, combined with our operations, we may have a better chance to get at him.". — CIA Director Leon Panetta, on fresh hopes in the pursuit of Osama Bin Laden

“The postal service may not be perfect, but the public option is there, and the private companies, FedEx, U.P.S., know they cannot rip you off or slack on their service. Just like our proposal for the health care system. You don't have to choose postal service, but it's good to know it's there and for some it is all they can afford.” — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. – Nevada), pushing the so-called public option for health care reform

"Them Jews ain't going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office." — Reverend Jeremiah Wright, answering a question from The Daily Press of Newport News, Va., about whether he's been in touch with his former parishioner Barack Obama

To Kennedy’s teacher – Please excuse Kennedy’s absence. She’s with me. (signed) Barack Obama.”
– Note penned by the President upon learning that ten-year-old Kennedy Corpus had played hooky from school to see the President’s speech in Green Bay, Wisconsin paid off

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