"Wha! Wha Wha! Wha! Wha! Wha!"
Complaining about state funding in 2009 but misspelling a key word:
Complaining in 2003 that Disney World had a no-fly zone but Chicago didn't:
"Now, think of that; Mickey and Minnie have it. I mean, I can't believe that. They get it first before we get it?"
In 1997 when civil libertarians complained about police harassment of political dissenters:
"It's just a group of people, yuppies and yippies and hoppies or whatever they call them, I don't know. Who are they? Are they worried about the moon coming out or something? The sun is changing and I don't know. This is unbelievable."
Addressing whether railroads have an obligation to make crossings safer:
"They have a responsibility, they can't get away with it. I mean, they stole the land from the Indians. They took all that land. They got it free from us."
Asked about his position on capital punishment:
"I'm pro death! I'm a death-penalty opponent!"
Complaining about sexy music videos:
"Sometimes the music jumps down from the television and sits right next to you at the bar."
When a City Hall crime package was defeated in the Legislature:
"Well, you just pick up your face, and you keep on walking."
Responding to revelations about his hand-picked alderman, Patrick Huels, being forced to resign after accepting a $1.25 million loan from Daley pal Michael Tadin:
"It's a wake-up call, I said to me."
Responding to questions about a $14 million political insider contract for plastic covers on airport toilet seats:
"Toilet seats are good."