AEI was listening: Sunday show recap July 29, 2012

In case you missed it, the most quotable moments from Sunday morning's news shows:

"Certainly Iran is five years closer to a nuclear weapon, than it was when I spoke here at Herzliya five years ago. And Iran's nuclearization is the greatest single national security threat America faces. That's of great concern to me. I hope it is to the people of our nation and to people around the world. A nuclear Iran is a -- a dramatic and -- and devastating potential threat to the world and to America. And-- and all our efforts should be focused on making that our first priority or keeping them from having that nuclear capacity our first priority.
-- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaking about foreign policy to CBS' "Face the Nation" while on a trip to Israel

"If I worried about what the media said I-- I wouldn't get much sleep and I'm able to sleep pretty well.
-- Mitt Romney on CBS' "Face the Nation"

"If Mitt Romney has any foreign policy positions at all, which he has seemed to not indicate he has, then he should say them. You know, that's the very least that the American voters can expect is that when you're running for President that you outline what you would do and what you would do differently from this--from the President of the United States.
-- Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on CBS' "Face the Nation"

"There are aspects of the sanctions, certainly, that-- that I think were-- were certainly very heavy. But we were given a-- a choice, and I continue to feel that that was the best choice that we could make under the circumstances. The choice that I-- I made really allows us to-- to move forward."
-- Penn State President Rodney Erickson on CBS' "Face the Nation"

"I would say that Coach Paterno's legacy, as far as I'm concerned and I think everyone will have to assess that personally how they see the coach's legacy--from my standpoint, I see the coach's contributions to-- to the educational life of the university, and that's one of the reasons that I said I felt strongly that the Paterno name should stay on our library. I think when some years pass and we get more perspective, we will also come to understand that that he had a very important role over sixty years in the education that our educational goals and our aspirations at the university, and-- and nothing will change that part of Coach Paterno's legacy."
-- Penn State President Rodney Erickson on CBS' "Face the Nation"

"Look, Mitt Romney wondered aloud whether London was ready for the Olympics, and I think it's clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether Mitt Romney is ready for the world, and I think the world is not yet ready for Mitt Romney."
-- Obama for America senior adviser Robert Gibbs on ABC’s “This Week”

"We're not going to let him play his tried-and-true role as prep school bully."
-- Obama for America senior adviser Robert Gibbs on ABC’s “This Week” on Romney campaign ads

"What Governor Romney has done during this campaign is focus like a laser on the issues and the anxieties that are really driving voter sentiment right now, which is the economy, and our inability to really -- the inability of the president to get it back on track."
-- Mitt Romney senior adviser Kevin Madden on ABC’s “This Week”

“I like Governor Palin. I've met her. I know her. She -- attractive candidate. But based on her background, she had only been governor for, what, two years? I don't think she passed that test of being ready to take over. And I think that was a -- a mistake.”
-- Dick Cheney on ABC’s “This Week.”

“You don't interpret a penalty to be a pig. It can't be a pig. And what my dissent said in the Affordable Care Act was simply that there is no way to regard this penalty as a tax. It simply doesn't bear that meaning. You cannot give -- in order to save the constitutionality, you cannot give the text a meaning it will not bear.”
-- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on “Fox News Sunday.”

"My starting point and ending point probably will be what limitations are within the understood limitations that the society had at the time. They had some limitation on the nature of arms that could be born. So, we'll see what those limitations are as applied to modern weapons."
-- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on “Fox News Sunday.”

"The Republicans have been looking for, you know, originalist and textualist and restrained judges for 50 years. And the Democrats have been looking for the opposite, for people who believe in Roe versus Wade. Why should it be a surprise that after, you know, assiduously trying to get people with these philosophies, they end up with this philosophies?"
-- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on “Fox News Sunday.”


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