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Issue: "Smoking guns," March 6, 1999

I don't know about any shoes dropping. I feel like I spent the last year in Imelda Marcos's closet.

Departing presidential adviser Paul Begala, asked whether he would return to the Clinton administration "when the other shoe drops."

This is not a Valley Girl.

ABC television personality Barbara Walters, on her impression of Monica Lewinsky after conducting an exclusive interview with the femme-near-fatale of the Clinton presidency.

The truth doesn't necessarily lie in a 50-50 balance between consenting parties. The truth is sometimes served by reporting based on a view of the world.

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A Feb. 22 Wall Street Journal editorial about the media's handling of Juanita Broaddrick's sexual assault charge against President Clinton.

It's one place you'll see me take a socialist view.

Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, on his support for government-funded political campaigns. His comments came during a sold-out speech at the National Press Club in Washington. Gov. Ventura also ruled out a presidential run in 2000.

I'm just here because I want to make people happy. I miss entertaining for the people. I play for the people. I give the people what they want.

Former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman, on his return to professional basketball as a Los Angeles Laker.

She'll always be a hero in my eyes.

Carol Boyle, on 14-year-old Krystal Marie Donlon, who died pushing Mrs. Boyle's 5-year-old son, Marcus, out of the way of an oncoming train.


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