"Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. ... We have an obligation to call this what it is: the false comfort of appeasement. ..."
President George W. Bush, in an address to the Israeli Knesset on May 14
"Iran, Cuba, Venezuela — these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us. And yet we were willing to talk to the Soviet Union at the time when they were saying, 'We're going to wipe you off the planet.'"
Barack Obama, speaking at a May 18 rally in Pendleton, Ore., on his willingness to talk to America's enemies
"Such a statement betrays the depth of Senator Obama's inexperience and reckless judgment. These are very serious deficiencies for an American president to possess."
John McCain's response, delivered May 19 during an appearance at an annual meeting of the restaurant industry in Chicago
Sources: AP, consortiumnews.com
"I am going to personally sign up to be a County 'Nipple Inspector'..."
–—Poster "BillyBy54," in response to Zac Anderson's May 15 Sarasota Herald Tribune report detailing how strippers must cover up some and only dance on stages under a new law approved by the Sarasota County Commission
"I like how the stripper on drugs who abandoned her child is an argument against stripping. ... Maybe the argument is, if people never get naked, there can be no children to neglect, right?"
"No one forces those men into those clubs. No one forces women to work there. They get paid VERY well to stroll around in their unmentionables. I pay them very well to turn my husband on and save me the trouble."
"The day will never come when my honey would rather have a strange muffin in his face. ... let alone PAY for it ... unless he wants to start paying me ... now, there is a novel idea!"