"Some people, I think they're called racists, say America is not ready for a black president. But I know America to be a forward thinking country because otherwise why would you have let that retard and cowboy fella be president for eight years? We were very impressed. We thought it was nice of you to let him have a go, because in England, he wouldn't be trusted with a pair of scissors."
UK actor Russell Brand on George W Bush at the MTV Video Music Awards.