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Frases de 2007; as dez mais dos EUA.

De acordo com o editor Fred R. Shapiro, do "The Yale Book of Quotations", as melhores frases registradas no ano de 2007, nos EUA são (em ordem decrescente):
10. "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history." Ex-presidente Jimmy Carter, sobre Bush.
9. "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." Senador e candidato democrata Joseph Biden, sobre o senador e candidato democrata Barack Obama.

8. "(I have) a wide stance when going to the bathroom." Senador republicano Larry Craig (Idaho), acusado de conduta imoral em banheiro público.

7. "I'm not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody who has a 9 percent approval rating." Senador democrata Harry Reid, sobre o vice-presidente Dick Cheney.

6. "There's only three things he (Rudolph Giuliani) mentions in a sentence: a noun and a verb and 9/11." Senador Joseph Biden.

5. "I don't recall." Ex-secretário de Justiça Alberto Gonzales, repetida diversas vezes em sessão no Congresso.

4. "That's some nappy-headed hos there." Apresentador de rádio Don Imus, sobre o time de basquete feminino da Rutgers University, de maioria negra.

3. "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country." Presidente iraniano Mahmoud Ahmadinejad em seminário na Universidade Columbia.

2. "I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps and I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and Iraq and everywhere like such as and I believe that they should our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for us." Lauren Upton, concorrente da Carolina do Sul no concurso Miss Teen America, instada a comentar por que um em cada cinco americanos não consegue localizar os EUA num mapa.
1. "Don't tase me, bro." Andrew Meyer, estudante da Universidade da Flórida, aos seguranças que o expulsaram de um seminário do senador John Kerry.
Fonte: Sérgio Dávila. By Ton.

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