Politi-quotes: The Week in One-liners

By Patrick Gavin
|  Monday, Jun 22, 2009  |  Updated 6:53 AM EDT
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"As you know, there's nothing members of Congress like more than Lady Gaga"- CNN's Anderson Cooper

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The week's Top Ten best political quotes:

"One problem we’re trying to solve is the high cost of health care in America. And I’m pleased that in our quest to reform the health care system, I have gained the support of the American Medical Association. It proves true the old expression that it’s easier to catch flies with honey. And if honey doesn’t work, feel free to use an open palm and a swift, downward wrist motion." - President Barack Obama, referring to his fly-swatting skills at Friday's Radio & Television Correspondents' Association Dinner.

"I'm kind of itchy here on Friday, I would love to take somebody's phone." - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, threatening reporters who don't turn their cell phones to "vibrate" during briefings.

"I have some really great interns that want to relocate to another office. If you have anything or know of someone who does, please let me know" - An email from Jessica Walton, intern coordinator for Nevada Sen. John Ensign, in the wake of Ensign's admission that he had an affair.

"What else does he have?" - Tank Jones, manager of one-time Bristol Palin boyfriend Levi Johnston, explaining to People magazine why his client should get into acting.

"As you know, there's nothing members of Congress like more than Lady Gaga"- CNN's Anderson Cooper

“I’m excited to meet the president.” - One-time Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, at Friday's RTCA dinner.

"Quit apologizing and never call me anything but Elizabeth again. Also, make sure you correct anyone who attempts to call me by any other name but Elizabeth. Are we clear on this? Like I said, it's a hot button for me." - Elizabeth "Liz" Becton, a scheduler for Rep. Jim McDermott, making herself clear - and her name forever muddied - in an email to a PR flak.

"Do me a favor: Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?' It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it, yes, thank you." - Sen. Barbara Boxer, addressing Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh during his testimony on Capitol Hill this week.

"omg, my Dad's voice messages crack me up 'Meghan! Meghan! Give me a call! I Love You - This is your Dad, OK, Love You, Call me Bye'" - Meghan McCain, Twittering

"So close to 1,000,000 followers. Help put me over the top." - Al Gore, Twittering

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