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Quotes

MAHERISMS

"This election feels like it's tighter than Mitt Romney's a** in a prison shower." -Bill Maher

"Mitt Romney advised that men should head for the shelters, and women should remain in their binders." -Bill Maher

"These debates suck." -Bill Maher

"Picasso could not portray all the sides this guy has taken."

ON MITT ROMNEY

"He doesn't know how to tell the truth, because there is no core truth to him." -Eliot Spitzer

"Picasso could not portray all the sides this guy has taken." -Bill Maher

"Romney seems not to have gotten quite close enough to pull ahead in Ohio, pull ahead in Iowa, states like that. If you do the math, then that means he's the underdog right now." -Nate Silver

"If Mitt Romney is elected, it will be because of the first debate." -Chrystia Freeland

ON RICHARD MOURDOCK'S RAPE COMMENTS

"I think the party has a responsibility to say what it will and will not stand for." -Michael Steele

ON JOHN SUNUNU'S COMMENTS ABOUT COLIN POWELL'S OBAMA ENDORSEMENT

"He has made his choice. And how dare Sununu second-guess it? How dare he sit up and say, 'Well, you did it because he's black'"?

"What Sununu said about Colin Powell's endorsement goes down as one of the most off-putting and heinous comments that anybody can make." -Eliot Spitzer

THE DEFENSE BUDGET

"You shouldn't be building weapons that have no enemy." -Barney Frank

"And you know how many tanks the Taliban has? None, unless they steal one of ours." -Barney Frank

AFGHANISTAN

"The only end game in Afghanistan right now is to end it, period." -Michael Steele

"One of the biggest lies that I heard in that debate, that nobody uttered a peep about: 'the surge worked.' What were they talking about? They are now trying to remake Afghanistan as a successful military operation." -Eliot Spitzer

"The real nightmare about Afghanistan is it's going to get worse when America leaves." -Chrystia Freeland

"I actually don't think that the Democratic Party has swung as far to the left as the Republicans have to the right." -Chrystia Freeland

"We look at all the polls, not just the Gallup Poll. So, it's kind of like if you have, you know, four out of five doctors agree that reducing cholesterol reduces your risk of a heart attack, Gallup is like the fifth doctor." -Nate Silver

"One of the main reasons I'm retiring is I don't want to have to try to even pretend to be nice to people I don't like." -Barney Frank

Episode 264

October 26, 2012