1 "Why don't you shut up?"
Spain's King Carlos to Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, who had just insulted the former prime minister of Spain.
2 "I never understood that line. The point was to inhale. That was the point."
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) on his past marijuana use and President Clinton's famous excuse.
3 "Now my friends, I wasn't there. I'm sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event. I
was tied up at the time."
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speaking about Hillary Clinton's plans to support a Wood- stock museum. McCain was a POW in Vietnam during the 1969 festival.
4 "The first time you get there, you're all excited, 'My God, how did I ever get here?' Then, about six months later, you say, 'How the hell did the rest of them get here?'"
Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-AK) and long shot presidential candidate speaking about his election to the Senate.
5 "We will not allow anyone to poke their snotty nose into our affairs."
Russian President Vladimir Putin on US attempts to monitor recent Russian elections.
5 honestly absurd political quotes
1 "As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured."
President George W. Bush extolling the benefits of the No Child Left Behind Act.
2 "We want democracy, we want human rights, we want civil liberties, but we will do it our way."
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on his declaration of martial law.
3 "In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country. In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told you that we have it."
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a speech at Columbia University.
4 "We hope this visit will be able to enhance mutual understanding in the sphere of military and defense affairs."
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Qin Gang speaking about the first visit by a Chinese war-ship to Tokyo since World War II.
5 "Your foot came toward mine, mine came towards yours. Was that natural? I don't know. Did we bump? Yes. I think we did. You said so. I don't disagree with that."
Disgraced Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) during a police interrogation following his encounter with an undercover police officer in an airport bathroom in Minnesota.