So they said: Quotes from the news


“The last thing is, Olivia Gondek said I want to eat her pussy. I’ve never said that in my life to her. I would never do that. I’m happily married and I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.”

— Embattled Toronto Mayor ROB FORD publicly denying allegations that he thought were made by a former female staffer, who denied saying such things.

“I think it’s safe to say that my brother would have crushed playing the Rob Ford guy on SNL.”

— KEVIN FARLEY, brother of the late Saturday Night Live star Chris Farley, commenting on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s shenanigans.

“I think it’s got to be an outsider. I think both the presidential and vice presidential nomination needs to be a former or current governor, people who have done successful things in their states, taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward.”

— GOV. SCOTT WALKER coming perilously close to announcing his bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 on ABC’s This Week.

“Unintimidated? Well, that makes two of us. – MB”

— Tweet sent out by MARY BURKE, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, in response to Gov. Scott Walker’s recently released memoir titled Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge.

“I am available to be a flower girl, and I’ll even waive the fee.”
— Illinois Comptroller JUDY BAAR TOPINKA, a pioneer for equality in the Republican Party, addressing the crowd at the signing of the state’s marriage equality bill on Nov. 20.

“For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage. Freedom means freedom for everyone. That means that all families — regardless of how they look or how they are made — all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges and protections as every other.”

— MARY CHENEY writing on Facebook in opposition to sister Liz Cheney’s statements against same-sex marriage. Mary Cheney and her wife Heather Poe have two children as well as the support of her father, former vice president Dick Cheney.

“You could teach your son an important lesson by changing your own sexuality to show him how easy it is. Try it for the next year or so: Stop being a heterosexual to demonstrate to your son that a person’s sexuality is a matter of choice — to be dictated by one’s parents, the parents’ church and social pressure.”

— Advice columnist DEAR AMY responding to a letter from a homophobic woman who recently discovered that her 17-year-old son is gay. She wanted Amy’s help convincing her son not to be gay anymore.