The week's top ten best quotes in politics:
"Republicans are struggling right now to find the great white hope." –Rep. Lynn Jenkins, in response to a question about the future of the GOP.
"I think that if Secret Service agents were there they probably heard, like all of you already know, that they have great lobster rolls out there and they're probably just checking on it." – White House spokesman Bill Burton, in response to a question about rumors that the Secret Service had been to Hyannis Port in advance of a potential visit to Ted Kennedy from Barack Obama.
"It feels a bit like 9/11 on Martha’s Vineyard." –Journalist Matt Cooper, Twittering from Massachusetts in the wake of Kennedy's passing.
"Oh, wow. I meant Ambien. Not Cialis." –Rep. Gene Taylor, confusing his medications when discussing the differences between generic and brand medications (via The Hill).
"Well, that wasn't as bad as it could have been." –Howard Dean, in an off-mic remark to Rep. Jim Moran following their recent town hall appearance.
"Please tell Bill O’Reilly to fall back." —Rapper Jay-Z, in a new song that takes on both the FOX News cable host and radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
"We've got a website called GauranteedLowerPropertyTax.com. We guarantee that we can lower your property tax." - Former wrestler Hulk Hogan, making an appearance – and a spokesman's plug – at a "tea party" in Orlando.
"A million followers – nice. What would you like to see more of from this feed? Photos? Quotes? Cowbell?" –The White House's Twitter feed, channeling a famous "Saturday Night Live" skit upon achieving its millionth follower.
"And when stuff gets in the crapper, you gotta clean it out." –RNC Chair Michael Steele, going along with radio host David Jericho's diatribe against Missouri Republican congressman Roy Blunt.
"Barack is now the last brother." –MSNBC's Chris Matthews, explaining Obama's connection to the Kennedy tradition