I’ve just come across Google’s brilliant In Quotes (part of the ever-evolving  suite of apps from the boffins at Google Labs).

Google In Quotes US

Google 'In Quotes' US

I’m still having a play around with it, but there seems to be plenty on offer for bloggers and journos who don’t want to wade through online clippings to find the perfect “Hang on, didn’t you say….” ammunition, as Google does the hard graft for you by searching through Google News articles for your specified topics. It seems fairly tweakable so far, allowing you to pit the obvious ‘people of the moment’ against each other:

Google 'In Quotes' UK

Google 'In Quotes' UK

Or better still you can set up your own fantasy presidential debate (if you’re that much of a geek)….

Palin v Paul 2012!

Palin v Paul 2012!

(The tongue-in-cheek inclusion of the ‘Spin’ button, which generates a new quote at random, is a nice touch.)

Anyway, do check it out and let me know if you come up with any corkers!

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