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Top 10 quotes of 2010

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Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is surrounded by family and supporters while delivering remarks after conceding the election to opponent Democrat Chris Coons, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Rob Carr) By Rob Carr Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is surrounded by family and supporters while delivering remarks after conceding the election to opponent Democrat Chris Coons, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Rob Carr) By Rob Carr

(KMOV) -- For the fifth year in a row, an associate librarian at Yale Law School has come up with his top 10 quotes of the year.

Topping the list in 2010 is Christine O'Donnell's TV ad declaration "I'm not a witch" during her U.S. Senate campaign.  In the ad, O'Donnell was responding to reports of her revelations that she had dabbled in witchcraft years ago.

The quote by O'Donnell, a tea party favorite running in Delaware, tied for first place with "I'd like my life back," the lament made in May by BP's CEO Tony Hayward after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

The original Yale Book of Quotations was published in 2006. Since then, Fred Shapiro has released an annual list of the top 10 quotes. He said they will be incorporated into the next edition of the book.

Here's the list:

1. (TIE) "I'm not a witch." Christine O'Donnell, television advertisement, Oct. 4.

1. (TIE) "I'd like my life back." Tony Hayward, comment to reporters, May 30.

3. "If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested." airline passenger John Tyner, remark to Transportation Security Administration worker at San Diego airport, Nov. 13, 2010

4. "Don't retreat. Instead _ reload!" Sarah Palin, Tweet, March 23.

5. "Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le! Los mineros de Chile!" Chant at Chilean mine rescue, Oct. 13.

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, radio interview in January.

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.

8. "I'm going to take my talents to South Beach." LeBron James, television broadcast, July 8.

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?")

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." Gordon Brown, comments about a voter he met while campaigning for British general election, Apr. 28.
 

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