And the winner of the 'Quote of the Year' is...

The annual Media Research Center quotes of the year is out and there are some fond memories in their selections as well as some real doozies that I had never heard.

There are many different categories but the one everyone awaits with great anticipation is their selection for "Quote of the Year."

Who won? Chris Matthews will find this clip being played over and over again during his run for the Pennsylvania senate seat:

Who can forget Matthews embarasing tribute to how Obama makes him feel when he speaks?

Co-anchor Chris Matthews: “I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My — I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.

”Co-anchor Keith Olbermann: “Steady.”

Matthews: “No, seriously. It’s a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country. And that is an objective assessment.” 3

— Exchange during MSNBC’s coverage of the Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. primaries, February 12.

Some of the other category winners are jaw droppers. The Obamagasm Award winner:

“Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope....Barack Hussein Obama did not win because of the color of his skin. Nor did he win in spite of it. He won because at a very dangerous moment in the life of a still young country, more people than have ever spoken before came together to try to save it. And that was a victory all its own.”

— Time’s Nancy Gibbs, Nov. 17 cover story.

Here's a PDF link to the winners and runners-up. Well worth perusing for a little Christmas laughter.

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