Village Idiots The BIG Lie: "We want to hear what they [Congress] think, and if they have suggestions for what we should be doing, obviously the president wants to hear that." --White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on the kinetic military action in Libya

Get a clue: "The president has argued our interests and our values cannot be separated. These values have caused the people of Libya to risk their lives on the street." --White House aide Samantha Power

Cat out of the bag: "If I was head of DNC, I would be quietly rooting for [shutting down the national government]. I know who's going to get blamed -- we've been down this road before. ... From a partisan point of view, I think it would be the best thing in the world to have a shutdown." --former DNC chief Howard Dean

Gag reflex kicking in: "More than ten years after leaving the Oval Office, no one on either side of the aisle denies that Bill Clinton continues to shape the world we live in. His leadership stresses unity over division, policy over party, and hope over fear. He raised the bar for what it means to be a public servant and set new benchmarks for what a private citizen can accomplish to make the world a better place. ... I am inspired by the example that he sets for all of us.... Simply put ... the world is a better place because President Bill Clinton is in it." --Barbra Streisand

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