"I think the media is loving this because they want to make birthers, as they call people who are just curious about the President of the United States and his background and his associations and his consistency with what he says today versus what he said in both the memoirs that he wrote or Bill Ayers or whomever wrote them—the media is loving the fact that some curious Americans are actually asking the questions. And they're trying to make those curious Americans sound kind of crazy. So the media is loving this issue and they're perpetuating the issue, trying to make it sound really worse than it is."—in an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, April 26, 2011
"I think that he was born in Hawaii because there was the birth announcement put in the newspaper, but obviously if there's something there that the president doesn't want people to see on that birth certificate that, uh, you know, he's going to great lengths to make sure that that isn't shown and that's kind of perplexing for a lot of people."—in an interview on Fox News' Justice With Judge Jeanine, April 9, 2011
"I appreciate that The Donald wants to spend his resources in getting to the bottom of something that so interests him and, and many Americans. You know, more power to him. He's not just throwing stones and, um, from the sidelines, he's digging in there, he's paying for researchers to find out why President Obama would have spent $2 million to not show his birth certificate, so, you know, more power to him."—in an interview on Fox News' Justice With Judge Jeanine, April 9, 2011
"[H]aving to set the record straight on my Facebook page yet again is further proof that the media can't be trusted even to print a statement in a manner that people can read."—complaining on Facebook that a statement she issued was featured too far down in a recent Daily Caller story, March 30, 2011
"Are we at war? I haven't heard the president say that we are at war. And that's why I too [don't know], do we use the term intervention, do we use war, do we use squirmish?"—in an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, March 29, 2011
"During the flight here, between our countries, it did not escape me that Japan lies about halfway between my Alaskan home and India."—in a speech delivered in India, March 19, 2011
"Well, I'm all about job creation. And I guess I could provide some of these gals who pretend like they are me some job security. I would ask, though, if they're of the mind of spreading the wealth around, that perhaps they want to spring for one of my kids' sets of braces or something as they capitalize on pretending to be me."—in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, on news that Julianne Moore will play her in the movie adaptation of Game Change, March 10, 2011
"It's no wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody you better breast-feed your baby—yeah, you better—because the price of milk is so high right now!"—speaking to the Long Island Association at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
"Nobody is more qualified really to multitasking and doing all the things you need to do as a president than a woman and as a mom."—speaking to the Long Island Association at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011.
"And nobody yet has, no body yet has explained to the American public what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak, and I'm not real enthused about what it is that that's being done on a national level and from D.C. in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt."—on President Obama's response to the turmoil in Egypt, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Feb. 4, 2011
"I want the mainstream media, and I've said this for a couple of years now, I want to help 'em. I want—I have a journalism degree, that is what I studied."—in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Feb. 4, 2011
"What is needed in America are those things that Ronald Reagan did espouse and what he lived and not worrying about what the critics are going to say about me."—in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Feb. 4, 2011
"But when it comes to, and David, perhaps what it is that you're suggesting in the question is should the GOP, should conservatives not reach out to others, not participate in events or forums that perhaps are rising within those forums are issues that maybe we don't personally agree with?"—on the inclusion of pro-gay groups in the CPAC conference, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Feb. 4, 2011
"You have 435 House members. You have 100 senators. You have nine Supreme Court justices and one president. You add up that number and you look at those 500-some people and you realize they are the ones making the decisions that affect our everyday lives and affect our opportunities to either create more jobs or see unemployment continue to stay consistent at the level it is or even grow, unfortunately, in the future."—on President Obama's State of the Union address, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
"The media's definitely a major part of the problem, if there's a problem with incivility in this nation, definitely, because so many in the media, the lamestream media picking up on what goes viral with lies and innuendo and rumors that are out there in the blogosphere and elsewhere, for the lamestream media to pick up some of these things and run with it without getting facts, that perpetuates the problem that we have with some negative discourse in this country, so definitely the media is a big part of the problem and I certainly would like to see a lot of that changed."—on President Obama's State of the Union address, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
"So I listened to that Sputnik moment talk over and over again, and I think, No, we don't need one of those. You know what we need is a Spudnut moment. … The Spudnut shop in Richland, Wash., it's a bakery, it's a little coffee shop that's so successful, 60-some years, generation to generation, a family-owned business, not looking for government to bail them out and make their decisions for them. It's just hard-working patriotic Americans in this shop. We need more Spudnut moments in America, and I wish that President Obama would understand in that heartland of America, what it is that really results in the solutions that we need to get this economy back on the right track. It's a shop like that."—on President Obama's State of the Union address, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
"I love it when anybody goes rogue, for the right reasons."—on Michele Bachmann's response to the State of the Union address, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
"Both of their messages, too, those conservative common sense messages that they had on how to get the economy back on the right track were really good. They were sound. They were sound because they were in opposition to President Obama's message."—on Rep. Paul Ryan's and Rep. Michele Bachmann's State of the Union responses, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
"We don't just have the fighting instincts of a bunch of sheep like I think a lot of Democrats do."—on President Obama's State of the Union address, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
"I've been accused of dividing within establishment in the Republican party, too, for some years now, and I don't see it as division."—on whether Rep. Michele Bachmann is creating divisions in the Republican party, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
"We can have individuals and individual character traits within politicians, being able to be made manifest in the way that we express our views."—on the strength of the Republican party, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
"Piper was named after Todd's airplane, the Piper Cub, which gets us to the hunting grounds. Bristol, Bristol Bay fishing grounds. Willow, a local sport-fishing stream. Trig, I pull the TRIG-ger. Track ... I remember when we told my dad that his grandson was named Track, he said, 'Like TRACKing an elephant?' "—on how her kids names' were derived from the outdoors, speaking at the annual meeting of Safari Club International, Reno, Nevada, Jan. 29, 2011
"If a caribou needs to be sacrificed for the sake of energy independence, I say, 'Mr. Caribou, maybe you need to take one for the team.' "—speaking at the annual meeting of Safari Club International, Reno, Nev., Jan. 29, 2011
"That was another one of those WTF, when he has so often repeated this 'Sputnik moment' that he would aspire Americans to celebrate, and he needs to remember that what happened back then with the former communist USSR and their victory in that race to space, yeah, they won, but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union."—in response to President Obama's State of the Union address, to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Jan. 26, 2011
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