“When Mr. Biden says things like, “Try to follow me, Judge Alito,” as he goes on one of his long, sterile journeys, I wonder if Judge Alito has to control himself with an act of will. I wonder if he has an inner Regis Philbin, and wants to throw out his arms and say, “Follow you? If I follow you, we’ll both wind up lost!” When Mr. Biden says, “Now this is a somewhat subtle point,” I wonder if Judge Alito wants to say, “Joe, if it were a subtle point you wouldn’t be making it!”
— Peggy Noonan on what she imagines Judge Alito thinks of Sen. Joe Biden
“It’s about saying: ‘I’m sorry, if your family is out of control and causing hell for everybody else in the local community we cannot sit there and simply say nothing’s going to happen to you.”
— British Prime Minister Tony Blair on his National Parenting Academy where frustrated parents would be given help in dealing with out-of-control offspring.
“I just know if I saw that movie, the voice inside my head that delights in torturing me would have a field day. “You like those cowboys, don’t you? They’re kind of cute. Go ahead, admit it, they’re cute. You can’t fool me, gay man. Go ahead, stop fighting it. You’re gay! You’re gay!
Not that there’s anything wrong with it.”
— Seinfeld creator Larry David, explaining why he refuses to see Brokeback Mountain