-"I’m up here telling the jokes and [satirist] Al Franken is going to be our senator. What’s wrong with this picture?"Here's another one via Political Wire:
-"I’d like to make this as short as Bill Richardson’s tenure as Commerce secretary."
-"I raised $17,000 from ex-boyfriends — true story! I know that is the record in the Senate, but in the house it’s held by Barney Frank." [Frank is the only openly gay member of Congress. And yes, even he laughed.]
-To the "great reporters in this room — all of whom got scooped on the John Edwards story by the National Enquirer."
-"Typically a Republican and a Democrat speak at this — you could have saved a lot of money by asking Joe Lieberman."
But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had her own quips, including: "I took off my shoes, but don’t be afraid, I’m not going to be up here that long."
And, in reference to former House Rep. Rahm Emanuel — now President Obama’s chief of staff, known for having some anger issues — she said Emanuel’s new e-mail address is "bleep bleep bleep at the White House dot com." Then: "Times are so hard, when Timothy Geithner gets a call from The New York Times, he doesn’t know if it’s for a story or a bailout."
"John Edwards is still talking about two Americas -- that was the greatest pickup line in history."Via Politico:
She may have even been too funny. One line -- that her position as a member of the subcommittee on oceans from Minnesota was as incongruous as an ethics committee member from Illinois -- led an audience wag to crack that, "she may be on the committee on oceans for a long time."