Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Best Political Quotes of 2007

Glenn Greenwald has a list of them and some of them are pretty funny. He includes one from 2006 from the terminally invertebrate Arlen Specter:

“What the bill seeks to do is set back basic rights by some 900 years”

Sen. Arlen Specter on the Military Commissions Act, in a speech he delivered on the Senate floor almost immediately before voting in favor of that bill (that was actually from September, 2006, but I cheated and included it anyway because it’s my all-time favorite political quote).

That quote tells you everything you need to know about Specter.