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On Facebook this morning, I ran across this quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler:
1935 will go down in History! For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead to the future!
The fact that there’s no reliable record of Hitler ever having said any such thing hasn’t prevented the widespread circulation of this bogus quotation.
According to Aaron Blake of the Washington Post, the honors for the 10 most memorable political utterances of the year go to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney (twice), Joe Biden, George W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, Todd Aiken, Former Florida GOP Chairman Tom Slade, Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom and Clint Eastwood.
Check them out HERE.
Meanwhile, I can think of lots of other quotes that are at least as memorable as some of those on Blake’s list.
The shortest of them is Rick Perry’s “Oops,” which did a lot to end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, has released his seventh annual list of the most notable quotations of the year.
Top honors go to Mitt Romney for this memorable passage:
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. … These are people who pay no income tax. … and so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.