The Year in Colorful Political Quotes

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  • State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D-Connecticut)
  • Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona)
  • Dennis Rodman
  • Allen West
  • Michelle Obama
  • On the Real
  • Rep. Peter King (R-New York)
  • Sarah Palin
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)
  • Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma)
  • Mayor Rob Ford
  • James Carville
  • Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona)
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota)
  • Julian Bond
  • Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida)

Allen West

“I believe it comes back to being a respectful young man and maybe that’s something that was missing out of President Obama and Trayvon Martin’s life,” former congressman Allen West said of the president's speech about the teen and race. “But to try to play this and try to make it a personal experience, this was just absolutely horrific.” 

(Photo: REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert)

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