They Said What??? Bill Clinton, Rick Perry, & Helen Mirren

FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

(about whether his wife, Hillary, will be running for president in 2016):  “I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know this: that is the worst expenditure of our time.”

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(speaking at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2013 Fiscal Summit in Washington):  “She’s taking a role in the foundation, she’s writing books, she’s having a little fun being a private citizen for the first time in 20 years. We need to be worried about the work at hand. All of us do. So whoever the next president is has an easier set of choices.”

TEXAS GOVERNOR & REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL WANNABE RICK PERRY

(defending the Boy Scouts of America and increasing acceptance of gays):  “The fact is, this is a private organization. Their values and principles have worked for a century now, and for pop culture to come in and try to tear that up because it just happens to be the flavor of the month, so to speak, and to tear apart one of the great organizations that have served millions of young men … that is just not appropriate.”

FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST

“I most certainly support marriage equality in Florida and look forward to the day it happens here.”

“PRECIOUS” ACTRESS & ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE GABOUREY SIDIBE

“Who hasn’t dated a gay dude?!? He didn’t tell me [he was gay], I just sort of figured it out… [we dated] sort of recently. There were weird things he would say. He also tried on my heels once – that’s a pretty big indication!”

NEIGHBOR CHARLES RAMSEY

(in a live interview after calling 9-1-1 that led to the rescue of three kidnapped victims in Cleveland, Ohio):  “There’s some more girls up in that house.” So they go up in there, 30, 40, deep. And when they came out, it was just astonishing. ‘Cause I thought they would come up with nothing. Like I said my neighbor, you got to have some pretty big testicles to pull this off, bro. Because we see this dude every day. I mean every day.”

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“Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway. Dead giveaway.”

ACTRESS HELEN MIRREN

(storming out of a theatrical production where she was playing Queen Elizabeth II and screaming at drummers promoting a LGBT gathering):   “Quiet! I’m trying to do a play in here! People have paid a lot of money for tickets.”

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(later):  “I would love to track them down and invite them to see the play. I felt rotten but on the other hand they were destroying our performance so something had to be done.”

SINGER AGNETHA FALTSKOG

(about her former super group, ABBA, getting back together):  “I don’t think so. No. And we’ve had a lot of offers but we have our own life now since many years back and we don’t understand why we should do it. Because we’ve had our time and I think we should let ABBA rest and just listen to the music.”

 

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