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Quote of the Year

With apologies to fellow blogger Aggie, I nominate this as the Quote of the Year:

?If she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age.?
– Charles Pierce in a January 5 Boston Globe Magazine article. Kopechne drowned while trapped in Kennedy?s submerged car off Chappaquiddick Island in July 1969, an accident Kennedy did not report for several hours.

The Media Research Center also feels the same way, which is where I got the quote. I wish I had the wit to make this kind of thing up.

Beat that. Show me a better one.

2 comments to Quote of the Year

  • Aggie

    Being from Massachusetts originally and long-having major problems with Ted Kennedy, I have to say that’s a might funny quote. I would definitely keep it in the top 3 of the year. Rounding out my votes for the other top two are the following:

    The following gem cited by MSNBC http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3606351/ as being reported by Donald Rumsfeld at a press briefing:

    ?REPORTS THAT say something hasn?t happened are interesting to me, because as we know, there are known unknowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns ? the ones we don?t know we don?t know.?

    Uh, okay. Whatever you say.

    And then this from the honorable governator of California cited on CNN.com at http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/08/27/schwarzenegger.views/:

    “I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.”

    Well, that would certainly solve the trouble!

    Come on now, you have to admit that those two are pretty good as well!

  • Pretty good, yes. However, Rumsfeld was describing an important concept in intelligence gathering: known knowns, and all that. My friend Kelly McCann often says, “Most people don’t know what they don’t know.” /namedrop

    I’m sure Governor Schwarzeneggsbenedict would have said it better in his native German; after all, English is a second language for him. I’d just be happy to hear him pronounce “California” properly.

    “We have unknown knowns in Collyforneea.”