"These bastards went after me. They got me."
Don Imus, the radio personality dumped from CBS Radio and MSNBC after foes called for his dismissal for slurring the Rutgers University women's basketball team
"Arnold to Michigan: Get off your butts and join us."
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a speech demanding that the state known for being the home to carmakers mandate deep cuts in auto emissions—as California has
"Leave it to the Pentagon bureaucracy to prove that you can, in fact, be brought back from the dead."
Bob Gates, defense secretary, joking about how it took retired Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker six months to fix paperwork that showed he was deceased
"I'm sorry I'm late...I had to vote for Sanjaya."
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House speaker, joking to Tonight Show host Jay Leno about her support for the surprise American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar
Sources: Newsday, Washington Examiner (2), The Tonight Show