QUIZ — Kerry Vs. Kerry: Did These Quotes Come From Kerry Washington Or John Kerry?

With Scandal returning tonight, we get to see Olivia Pope back at the helm of steering Washington’s elite through various crises. And though fans know that the fictional fixer is steeped in the world of politics, they may not realize that Kerry Washington can totally hold it down when talking about the issues.

Having schmoozed with Michelle Obama, debated with conservatives about affirmative action, and been named one of the top politicos to watch, it’s clear the Scandal star is totally in her element when it comes to politics. So we’ve pit her against another Kerry, so to speak. Can you figure out whether the following quotes were said by Kerry Washington or Secretary of State John Kerry?

Take a look through the quotes, click through to the next page to see the answer, and tell us in the comments whether you think Kerry Washington has what it takes to tango with career politicians.

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“I’m fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there’s a lot of poetry in it. There’s a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you’d better listen to it pretty carefully, ’cause it’s important.”

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ANSWER: John Kerry, during an interview with MTV in 2004


“You may not be thinking about politics, but politics is thinking about you.”

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ANSWER: Kerry Washington, in a speech at the Democratic National Convention


“I come from a political family. Talking politics and social issues, it was at the dinner table. It was a part of how I was raised. Giving back and participating in our democracy is part of how I was raised. When I became of the age to vote, it was like a big rite of passage party. My parents took me out to dinner, we talked about who I was going to vote for, and how I was going to decide.”

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ANSWER: Kerry Washington, in an interview with feministing.com


“Look for what gets your heart. Someone who excites you, turns you on. It’s a quality of character. It’s a kind of presentation. Sense of womanhood. Full woman. Confident. It’s a woman who loves being a woman. Who wears her womanhood. Who knows how to flirt and have fun. Smart. Confident. Has a sense of self. Strong. And obviously sexy and saucy and challenging.”

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ANSWER: John Kerry, in an interview with GQ magazine


“Mitt Romney has just been practicing for a year and a half. That’s what he’s been doing in the primaries…Barack Obama has been running a country.”

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ANSWER: Kerry Washington, during an appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher


“Let’s build unity in the American family, not angry division. Let’s honor this nation’s diversity; let’s respect one another; and let’s never misuse for political purposes the most precious document in American history, the Constitution of the United States.”

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ANSWER: John Kerry, during his run for president in 2004


“I would rather be the candidate of the NAACP than the NRA.”

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ANSWER: John Kerry, in a statement against bigotry


“You can’t look presidential when you’re just saying lies.”

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ANSWER: Kerry Washington, during an appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher


Who else can’t wait for their “Kerry & Kerry 2016″ bumper sticker?

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