Jasper posted a link to Media Research Center’s Best Notable Quotes of 2008, and I just had to peruse them for laughs.
I totally concur with the Quote of the Year by Chris Matthews:

Co-anchor Chris Matthews: “I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My — I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.”
Co-anchor Keith Olbermann: “Steady.”
Matthews: “No, seriously. It’s a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country. And that is an objective assessment.”
— Exchange during MSNBC’s coverage of the VA, MD and D.C. primaries, February 12

Ah, so many great ones! Here was a runner-up for the Good Morning Morons award…

Reporter Jeff Glor: “In addition to enjoying basketball and cycling during down time, Obama loves to play Scrabble….Obama’s job as a teenager was at a Baskin-Robbins, and to this day he does not like ice cream….”
Co-host Julie Chen: “Okay, so after doing this story, what’s the takeaway?”
“I mean, I think this is a man who plays to win. No matter what it is, whether it’s the woman he wants to date or elected office or board games, there is an ambition there. There is a determination.”
Chen: “Sounds like presidential qualities.”
— From “The Five Things You Should Know” about Barack Obama on CBS’s The Early Show, June 18

Here’s another good one, runner-up for the Irrelevant Reverend Wright Award:

“At issue now, a video of a sermon given by Barack Obama’s minister at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago….We’re running it because — like it or not, legitimate or not — it has become an issue….All this seems to have nothing to do with actual issues that the country is facing, which these candidates should be talking about and we probably should be talking about.”
CNN’s Anderson Cooper introducing a story about inflammatory comments made by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Anderson Cooper 360, March 13

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