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Quotes of the Week: Rick Santorum Drops Out of GOP Race, George Zimmerman Arrested, and Chris Christie's Israel Trip


The Omelette Sunday April 15, 2012 Quotes of the Week

Rick Santorum Drops Out of GOP Race

Rick Santorum ended his presidential campaign this week when he dropped out of the race for family reasons. Santorum said at his press conference on Tuesday, “We made a decision over the weekend that, while this presidential race for us is over — for me — and we will suspend our campaign effective today, we are not done fighting.” 

Mitt Romney is now the likely GOP Presidential nominee.

George Zimmerman is Finally Arrested For Trayvon Martin Shooting

George Zimmerman, the infamous killer of Trayvon Martin was finally arrested this week by authorities in Sanford Florida. Zimmerman is reportedly stressed by the charges and will plead not guilty to second degree murder.

What is particularly damning for Zimmerman are his words during the 911 call he made that night when he killed Trayvon Martin. During the recorded call Zimmerman made reference to people he felt had committed and gotten away with break-ins in his neighborhood. Later while talking about Martin, Zimmerman stated 'these a**holes, they always get away," and he also said 'these f***ing punks,' " the document says.

Chris Christie Ripped For Trip to Israel

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being ripped by his critics for a recent trip he made to Israel, which costed taxpayers $39,000. Chris Christie responded to the criticism and said, “I haven’t thought about it, I just got back...And candidly, I don’t think it’s any big deal. Private groups paid for this trip to help pay for us to go over there. Everybody was transparent to everybody who was paying for it. … I’m not in any rush to be concerned about any of that stuff.”

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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