"When I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense [of the extreme right wing], and to repudiate it directly."
— Steve Schmidt, top GOP consultant and MSNBC commentator… who, you may recall, ran John McCain’s campaign and lobbied hard for Sarah Palin to fill out the ticket. Hm.
[Friess] pulled out his cellphone to show me the crocodile he’d hunted down while he was in Tanzania recently. The crocodile’s mouth is held open by a stick; it dwarfs the man—Friess—standing next to it. “Fourteen feet!” he says. Did it have a name?
"Well, you know, Andrea, there’s no delicate way to put this, but he lied. He blatantly lied, and brazenly. A number of different things have been fact checked by members of the media, independent fact checkers… Facts are powerful things. We didn’t hear many of them last night."
— Stephanie Cutter, the Obama campaign’s deputy manager, on Paul Ryan’s RNC speech Wednesday night.