“Hey, people deserve to know what’s in this pile of shit.”
--On his reading out long portions of an energy bill on June 28, 2009.
“This hurts me? Hurt me like this all day long. Hurt me. Hurt me. That kind of shit doesn’t hurt me.”
--From a Rocky Mountain News article about his office, printed December 16, 2005
"How much of that shitty deal did you sell to your clients?"
-- To witness Daniel Sparks at this week's hearings in Washington
"See, the irony is what they really need to do is to get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit.”
--To Tony Blair, caught on an open mike at a G8 summit on July 17, 2006
“Boys, I may not know much, but I know the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad.”
--Referring to a speech by Vice President Nixon in the 1950s
“Who is this chickenshit?”
--On Sen. Paul Wellstone, outspoken Gulf War critic, after their first meeting in 1991
--On the Senate floor, responding to calls for him to end his opposition to extending unemployment benefits, February 25, 2010
“People need to understand that because there’s going to be the usual political shitstorm, sorry, political storm.”
--Slip-up on live television, March 9, 2009
-- At a 1982 signing ceremony on discovering his fountain pen had broken. This apparently elicited a laugh from the Queen, who was present.
"I don't give a shit what happens. I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up or anything else, if it'll save it, save this plan. That's the whole point. We're going to protect our people if we can."
-- To H.R. Haldeman, in tapes ordered released for the trial of Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Mitchell in 1974
“I follow Twitter for the Tea Party and just show up to fuck with them.”
-- To a crowd of riled-up 20-somethings this year. The congressman from Brooklyn then added: “No, I don’t actually do that. I just sit at my desk and they send me talcum powder every couple of weeks.”