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Break 'Quote Of The Year' Tie: Christine O'Donnell Or BP's Tony Hayward?

Dec 13, 2010

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There's really not that much science — and a lot of opinion — when it comes to things like this.

But seeing that Yale University librarian Fred Shapiro's annual "best quotes" list is out, and that he says there was a tie at the top, makes us think that a "winner" needs to be determined (at least by one of our unscientific "surveys").

So, Shapiro says that Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's "I'm not a witch" response to talk about her youthful dabbling in witchcraft and former BP CEO Tony Hayward's "I'd like my life back" lament (as the massive oil spill from one of his company's rigs was spreading across the Gulf of Mexico), were quotes 1 and 1A in 2010.

What do you all think?

The rest of Shapiro's list (via the AP):

3. "If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested." airline passenger John Tyner, remark to Transportation Security Administration worker at San Diego airport, Nov. 13, 2010

4. "Don't retreat. Instead — reload!" Sarah Palin, Tweet, March 23.

5. "Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le! Los mineros de Chile!" Chant at Chilean mine rescue, Oct. 13.

6. "I hope that's not where we're going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies. They're saying: My goodness, what can we do to turn this country around?" Sharron Angle, radio interview in January.

7. "We have to pass the (health care) bill so you can find out what is in it." Nancy Pelosi, speech to National Association of Counties, March 9.

8. "I'm going to take my talents to South Beach." LeBron James, television broadcast, July 8.

9. "You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?" Christine O'Donnell, Delaware senatorial debate, Oct. 19. (The Associated Press reported the quote: "So you're telling me that the separation of church and state, the phrase `separation of church and state,' is in the First Amendment?")

10. "They should never have put me with that woman. ... She was just a sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour." Gordon Brown, comments about a voter he met while campaigning for British general election, Apr. 28.

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