Out Loud: June 27, 2008

The best quotes of the week according to Washington Whispers.

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"This is an I-told-you-so moment."

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, calling Sen. Barack Obama's emergence as the Democratic Party nominee the crowning moment for the civil rights movement

"He wants to appeal to white guilt. You appeal to white guilt not by coming on as black is beautiful, black is powerful. Basically, he's coming on as someone who is not going to threaten the white power structure...Whites just eat it up."

Ralph Nader, activist and presidential candidate, on Obama

"If I were to watch the news that you hear in the United States, I'd just blow my brains out."

Lara Logan, former British TV reporter and the new CBS chief foreign affairs correspondent, on coverage of the Iraq war

"I haven't done Gladiators or Fear Factor or Deal or No Deal."

Tom Brokaw, on his future after substituting as host on NBC's Meet the Press

Sources: Chicago Tribune, Rocky Mountain News, Daily Show, TVNewser