A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“The fact that Lynch was vetted so recently for attorney general also makes it practical for the president to nominate her in relatively short order.” — Supreme Court analyst Tom Goldstein on why he believes Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be President Barack Obama’s likely nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last Saturday.
“Yee demonstrated he was a public servant who was willing to betray the trust of those who elected him by being prepared to sell his vote to the highest bidder.” — U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch in recommending an eight-year sentence for anti-gun California state Sen. Leland Yee, accused of, among other things, planning to smuggle guns into the U.S. through Islamic terror groups
“He’s standing there with 12 bodyguards, telling you that you shouldn’t have a gun to protect you, while he has 12 guys protecting him! As if his life counts, but yours is not important?” — Comedian Jackie Mason on gun-ban billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s guns-for-me-but-not-for-thee hypocrisy.
“I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I’ve ever seen in my life charging headfirst into the face of death with their firearms … I think ... that maybe until nobody has guns, everybody has to have them.” — Jesse Hughes, NRA member and lead singer for Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was onstage the night of the Paris terror attacks.
“If the president wants to exert kingship and ... control those outside the executive branch by this edict that he’s trying to force down our throats, we need to take second thought.” — Republican Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon during floor debate on a measure to “reject and revoke” President Barack Obama’s recent anti-gun executive actions.