"Who in their right mind would send 363 tons of cash into a war zone?"
Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, decrying the $4 billion the United States sent to Iraq to pay for goods after the invasion
"That's such a w aste of time right now ... I came close, but so what? I didn't make it, so move on."
Sen. John Kerry, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, on why he pulled the plug from his 2008 bid
"This is not intimidating. Only Dracula would shrink from it."
Virginia Delegate Robert Marshall, on his failed effort to require the College of William and Mary to restore the cross to the school's chapel, removed in October so it wouldn't offend non-Christians
"We're going to vote for you. We love you, Barack!"
Will Smith, the actor joking about being mistaken at the Smithsonian for presidential candidate Barack Obama
Sources: Reuters, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Examiner