Yale Picks Best Quotes of 2010: “I’m Not a Witch,” More

Yale University has ranked the most memorable things uttered from lips this year.

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With "I'm not a witch," surprise Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell disavowed a remark about witchcraft she made in a 1999 interview. O'Donnell's first campaign ad opened with this line, a move she later said was a mistake. Revisit the most memorable moments in gum-flapping with Yale Univeristy's picks for the best quotes of the year!
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Tied for 1: BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward tied for first place on Yale's top list when he said, "I'd like my life back," in May after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
3: Airline passenger John Tyner made the list by uttering, "If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested." to a Transportation Security Administration worker at San Diego airport, Nov. 13, 2010. This is the fifth annual list Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law Schoolm, has created. Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School
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4: Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is fourth on the list for tweeting, "Don't retreat. Instead - reload!" on March 23.
5: "Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le! Los mineros de Chile!" Chant at Chilean mine rescue, Oct. 13.
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6. "I hope that's not where we're going, but you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies. They're saying: My goodness, what can we do to turn this country around?" Sharron Angle, said in a radio interview in January. She lost the Nevada election.
7. "We have to pass the (health care) bill so you can find out what is in it." Nancy Pelosi, speech to National Association of Counties, March 9.
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8: Basketball superstar LeBron James capped the summer of NBA free agency with an ill-advised, hour-long, self-indulgent live telecast of his choice to spurn Cleveland for the Miami Heat. ESPN gladly made it possible with their special entitled , The Decision. But, he made the list when he said, "I'm going to take my talents to South Beach" on July 8.
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9. "You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?" Christine O'Donnell, Delaware senatorial debate, Oct. 19. (The Associated Press reported the quote: "So you're telling me that the separation of church and state, the phrase `separation of church and state,' is in the First Amendment?")
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10: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown: 10. "They should never have put me with that woman. ... She was just a sort of bigoted woman who said she used to be Labour." Brown made the comments about a voter he met while campaigning.
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