Best and worst of the Republican National Convention

<i>By the staff of the Los Angeles Times</i><br>
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<b>Best: Defining one-liners</b><br>
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"But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot, what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet?” – <b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT0007504" title="Sarah Palin" href="/topic/politics/government/sarah-palin-PEPLT0007504.topic">Sarah Palin</a></b> on Barack Obama<br>
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"I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids' public education better.… You know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull: lipstick." – <b>Sarah Palin</b><br>
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“I'm not a Republican because I grew up rich. I'm a Republican because I didn't want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me.”  – <b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000123" title="Mike Huckabee" href="/topic/politics/mike-huckabee-PEPLT000123.topic">Mike Huckabee</a></b><br>
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“Drill, baby, drill? Drill, baby, drill.” – <b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007481" title="Rudy Giuliani" href="/topic/politics/government/rudy-giuliani-PEPLT007481.topic">Rudy Giuliani</a></b> on offshore oil drilling<br>
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“In the time the Oval Office has been in my trust, I have kept near my desk reminders of America's character – including a painting of a West Texas mountain lit by the morning sun. It reminds me that Americans have always lived on the sunrise side of the mountain. We are a nation that looks to the new day with confidence and optimism. I am optimistic about our future, because I believe in the goodness and wisdom of the American people.” – <b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000857" title="George W. Bush" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/george-w.-bush-PEPLT000857.topic">George W. Bush</a></b>
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( All Associated Press, except Rudy Giuliani / Getty Images )

By the staff of the Los Angeles Times

Best: Defining one-liners

"But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot, what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet?” – Sarah Palin on Barack Obama

"I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids' public education better.… You know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull: lipstick." – Sarah Palin

“I'm not a Republican because I grew up rich. I'm a Republican because I didn't want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me.” – Mike Huckabee

“Drill, baby, drill? Drill, baby, drill.” – Rudy Giuliani on offshore oil drilling

“In the time the Oval Office has been in my trust, I have kept near my desk reminders of America's character – including a painting of a West Texas mountain lit by the morning sun. It reminds me that Americans have always lived on the sunrise side of the mountain. We are a nation that looks to the new day with confidence and optimism. I am optimistic about our future, because I believe in the goodness and wisdom of the American people.” – George W. Bush

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