Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, just released his fifth annual list of the most notable quotations of the year.
Tied for first place on the list was Christine O’Donnell with her infamous campaign advertisement, where she explains that she is “not a witch.” Seriously.
The ad came out in response to reports that O’Donnell had “dabbled” in witchcraft years ago.
“It was such a remarkable unconventional quote to be a part of the political discourse,” Shapiro said.
The original Yale Book of Quotations was published in 2006. Since then, Shapiro has released an annual list of the top 10 quotes. He said they will be incorporated into the next edition of the book.
O’Donnell wasn’t the only tea partier on the list. Can you guess which quotes by Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle, and Christine O’Donnell (again!) were considered the most revealing of 2010?
- Gordon Brown, comments about a voter he met while campaigning for British general election, Apr. 28
- 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?')
- Airline passenger John Tyner, remark to Transportation Security Administration worker at San Diego airport, Nov. 13, 2010
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