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Word: Booze, bass, blasphemy, blowhards

As we look forward to more awkward utterances in the coming year, we reflect on some of the more memorable moments of the most eloquent orator of them all, Gov. Sonny Perdue.

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“Think of it this way … It really helps you plan ahead for the rest of your life — buying on Saturday, rather than Sunday. Time management.”

— Perdue, referring to Sunday alcohol sales, on Q100’s “The Bert Show,” on Jan. 17, 2007

"My goal is to turn Georgia into a fisherman's paradise."

— The governor during his State of the State address on Jan. 10, 2007

"I'm here today to appeal to you and to all Georgians and all people who believe in the power of prayer to ask God to shower our state, our region, our nation with the blessings of water.”

— Perdue’s call to prayer for rain on the Capitol steps on Nov. 13

Sources: the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Union Recorder, CNN.com''