The Best One-Liners from the Second Republican Debates

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump (L) gives former Florida Governor Jeb Bush a thumbs up after Bush said he would want his Secret Service code name to be "Energizer" during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Six hours. Fifteen candidates. Multiple zingers. Here are the best one-liners from the two Republican presidential debates hosted by CNN at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Wednesday night:

  • "I have a great deal of respect for these senators who've got big bladders." - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, speaking about filibustering senators
  • "That's the first thing I'm going to do as president. We're going to drink more." - South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, on booze, inspired by Ronald Reagan's occasional drinks with then-Democratic House Speaker Thomas 'Tip' O'Neill Jr. in the 1980s
  • "I never attacked him on his looks, but believe me, there's plenty of subject matter right there." - Donald Trump on Senator Rand Paul
  • "Women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said." - Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina on Trump's comments about her face
  • "I think she's got a beautiful face and I think she's a beautiful woman." - Trump's response to Fiorina
  • "We don't want to hear about your careers. You're both successful people—congratulations." - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie chastising Trump and Fiorina for emphasizing their business acumen
  • "There will always be a Bush or Clinton for you if you want to go back to war in Iraq." - Rand Paul on his refusal to endorse putting "boots on the ground" in the Middle East
  • "He's an OK doctor." - Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, responding to Trump's view on vaccine dosages and whether they are correlated with autism
  • "So 40 years ago, I smoked marijuana...[Others] may not want to say it in front of 25 million people. My mom is not happy that I just did." - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush when called out by Paul for his hypocrisy on marijuana legalization

Sorry Mom

— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) September 17, 2015