(Originally posted Sunday, January 13, 2008 ) Backhanded Compliments Given By The Presidential Candidates To Their Opponents
Barack Obama: "Speaks well and is clean and well groomed and eats with a fork."
Hillary Clinton: "She certainly does swing a big dick."
John Edwards: "Cares a lot about the people in the ambulances he is chasing."
Mike Huckabee: "He's a very good, caring, altruistic, moral Christian woman."
Bill Richardson: "He's undoubtedly Hispanic."
John McCain: "He's probably the most moderate, level-headed guy you could expect him to be for someone who was tortured in the Hanoi Hilton for several years."
Rudy Guiliani: "He was undoubtedly the mayor of New York City on Sept. 11."
Mitt Romney: "He is probably the hardest working, most sensible and best looking member of the Mormon Cult we have ever seen."
Ron Paul: "His message of wanting to dismantle the government is certainly appealing to a lot of wildly passionate, iconoclastic, luddite secessionists."
Dennis Kucinich: "It's certainly inspiring that a poor, short socialist from Ohio can marry a tall, hot British redhead with a tongue stud."
Fred Thompson: "A slow, shambling, macho, country lawyer type, he is one of the best character actors we have. And he plays fictional roles, too."
Alan Keyes: "He serves a very important role in the Republican Party that I don't think, for the sake of politeness, any one of us has to say out loud."
Mike Gravel: "He has certainly managed to keep his name on the list of candidates."
Duncan Hunter: "He is probably the luckiest candidate, because absolutely nobody knows who he is."