Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows, 1.12.14

ABC’s “This Week” – “And the reality is, things go wrong in an administration.  And frankly, you know, he was in campaign-mode at the time, during campaign-mode you miss a lot of things.  You’re not paying as much attention.  We see that with Benghazi.”  – Rudy Giuliani on how Chris Christie could have not known about the Bridgegate scandal.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” -“I don’t think it’s possible for all of those people to be involved and know and for the governor to absolutely have no communication.  Remember, this was in the midst of his reelection campaign.  Any governor running for reelection is going to want to know about problems that come up.  If for no other reason, to know how to respond when asked a question.” – New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski on why Chris Christie did know about the Bridgegate scandal.

“Fox News Sunday” -“Congressman Southerland, you’re getting the stuffing beat out of you in Florida’s second congressional district over your proposal to require work for people that have food stamps.” – Guest host John Roberts to Rep. Steve Southerland (R -FL).

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – “You said in May of 20– you’re the one who brought up the president and the I.R.S. as a comparison. You said there, “There’s no denying he, the president, he created a culture in his administration that encouraged the targeting of these groups.” There’s not evidence to prove that linkage. That’s your assertion. But if it’s good, if that’s your assertion about tone there, why isn’t it true of Governor Christie setting the tone?” – David Gregory to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

CNN’s “State of the Union” – “I think there might actually be some merit to having greater use of waivers, for example, in work force development and combining those programs with metrics and outcomes so you deliver results. But this notion that somehow by capping the dollars that the federal government puts into feeding hungry children, that somehow that will miraculously multiply the bread and fishes is poppycock.” Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) on Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) plans to reform the “War on Poverty.”