This was a particularly good one for a non-election year. But with Herman Cain, Kim Kardashian, Michele Bachmann, and Joe Biden around, how can you miss? And before you write angry comments, this is Bi-partisan idiocy.
"When they ask me, 'Who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan?' I'm going to say, 'You know, I don't know. Do you know?"' — Then-presidential candidate Herman Cain
"I am on a drug. It's called 'Charlie Sheen.' It's not available because if you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body." — Charlie Sheen
"We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad." - Barack Obama
"I can't say with certitude." — Then-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner when he was asked whether a photograph of the congressman’s member was in fact him.
“Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.” -- Joe Biden.
“Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America.” -- Rick Perry
"It was really different from being in a basketball game." -- Kris Humphries, NBA star, on his very brief marriage to Kim Kardasian:
"Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit that I have, too" -Rep. Michele Bachmann, getting her John Waynes mixed up during an interview in Waterloo, Iowa, where she grew up. The iconic movie star John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa, three hours away. The John Wayne that Waterloo was home to is John Wayne Gacy, a notorious serial killer.
“How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste – Ashton Kutcher tweet on the Penn State Scandal
“Rehearsal is for fags.” – Director Brett Ratner
“That would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu.” – Hank Williams Jr. on President Obama and John Boehner playing golf.
“Everything bad that can happen to a person has happened to me.” – Paris Hilton on her hardships
“When drag queens love you, you will have a long career.” – Kathie Lee Gifford
“Why did I wake up in a garbage can?” – Snooki
''I saw the young man over there with eggs Benedict, with hollandaise sauce. And I was going to suggest to you that you serve your eggs with hollandaise sauce in hubcaps. Because there's no plates like chrome for the hollandaise.'' —Mitt Romney, after working the room at a New Hampshire restaurant and pausing for a photo with the owner
“Our assessment is that the Egyptian government is stable.” – Hillary Clinton on the stability of Mubarak's Egypt 18 days before he stepped down.
''The president, he put us in Libya. He is now putting us in Africa.''—Michele Bachmann, unaware that Libya is in Africa
''I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed.'' —Mitt Romney, speaking to unemployed people in Florida. Romney's net worth is over $200 million.
And the year would not be complete of course without one from our dearest friend, Ms. Sarah Palin.
"He who warned, uh, the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed." --Sarah Palin, botching the history of Paul Revere's midnight ride.