The Political Quotes of the Week

Image A collection of political quotes that you might have missed over the past week. This was a popular feature in my old column, so I decided to bring it back.

"They will do anything -- anything -- to get nominated."

--- An associate of the Clintons who was quoted by Bob Novak in his Washington Post column 3/24

Happy Easter: Watch Out For Lead

ImageA study done last week by Ashland (Ohio) University chemistry professor Jeffrey D. Weidenhamer found that 13 of 45 Easter eggs and toys purchased at retail outlets contained lead. "We may like to think that lead contaminated toys have been taken off the shelves, but unfortunately the evidence shows that's not the case," said Dr. Marcia J.

Obama has a Big Advantage in the Money Race

ImageHillary Clinton and Barack Obama continue to raise staggering sums of money, while John McCain continues to wait for the funds to start rolling in. Obama raised $55,369,162 in the month of February. Hillary Clinton also had a great month. She raised $34,466,631. For poor John McCain, the money just isn't coming in very quickly.

Democrats Link Bad Economy to Iraq War

ImageThis week's Democratic radio address was delivered by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and focused on the beginning the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, and its costs at home and abroad. Menendez started by praising the troops then said, "When it comes to honoring and supporting our troops and their families, Democrats and Republicans stand as one.

My Five Favorite Ron Paul Quotes

ImageRon Paul will never be considered a quote machine; in fact on the surface it appears a little odd to some that this 71 year old man became the cult figure of the 2008 campaign. I think his appeal lies in the fact that candidates such as John McCain pretend to be mavericks, while Ron Paul is the real deal.

Poll Update: Clinton leads by 16 in PA

ImageA new Franklin and Marshall College poll of the state of Pennsylvania released today found that Hillary Clinton has extended her lead over Barack Obama to sixteen points. Clinton now leads 51%-35%. She has gained nine points since the February poll, when she led, 44%-37%. Clinton leads among every demographic group except non-whites.

Dire Economy: Food Banks Struggling to Meet Demand

ImageA statement released today by the nation's largest charitable hunger relief network stressed that the nation's food banks are having to deep into their reserves and ration food to recipients in order to meet increased demand. "The holidays have come and gone, and food banks continue to face one of the toughest periods in their history.

My Five Favorite Barack Obama Quotes

ImageIntroduction:

I love both politics, and the spoken/written word. I can appreciate a great quote, even if I personally disagree with what the speaker is saying. When I decided to put together a series where I listed my five favorite quotes from politicians both past and present, Barack Obama was an obvious choice for my first subject.