Counting down the three outstanding political quotes of the past week:
"...there are 350 million people in India who are classified as middle class. That's bigger than America. Their middle class is larger than our entire population."
- George Walker Bush, assigning blame for the global food shortage, 1.5.08
"Every mother loves her baby, every baby is valued and Mr Rudd should value all babies equally. We should not live in Australia where Mr Rudd thinks that some babies are more valuable than others, it's very, very important that Mr Rudd understand that every mother loves her baby and this should be an Australia where all babies are equal."
- Dr Brendon Nelson MD, arguing for equal rights to the Baby Bonus no matter how wealthy the parents, 2.5.08
And the Number One political quote of the week (font-enhanced to reflect the decibel level):
"IT'S ABOUT EGO!!! IT'S ABOUT POWER!!!"
- New South Wales Treasurer Michael Costa, referring, believe it or not, to somebody other than himself. NSW ALP conference, 3.5.08