Donald Trump: “Mental case. Side show. Half-life for 45 more days.”

Sarah Palin: “As the chairwoman of the board, probably doesn’t run. But who knows? Her bubble is very self-reinforcing. She reminds me of when you could go over to any good restaurant in Paris in the 1920s and find five guys who thought they were the czar of Russia. I wouldn’t be surprised if she runs, but my guess is she doesn’t. The worst thing for Palin would be to go and get beaten by Bachmann in Iowa.”…

Paul Ryan: “I think he could edge out General Petraeus in the Weekly Standard editorial board straw poll, which Politico will cover in depth.”