Dispatches > Quotables


Issue: "Nifty 50 Books," July 1, 2000

Our viewers recognize that hunting and fishing as a means of sustenance has been acceptable since the dawn of time.

CBS spokesman Chris Ender, reacting to animal-rights demostrators who protested outside CBS offices last week because contestants on the network's Survivor, who live on a remote island, roasted rats and ate them.

He is an extremely public figure, he is an heir to the throne, his mother was Diana, he is single, he is jolly good-looking, he is going to be covered.

Rosie Boycott, editor of the British paper The Express, on Prince William, who turned 18 last week. The publicity-averse monarch-in-waiting prefers to continue being called William, and not "His Royal Highness," at least until he finishes college.

He's hunky.

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Angelo Figueroa, managing editor of People en Español, on George P. Bush, the 24-year-old nephew of presumptive Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush. The son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his Mexican-born wife Columba, George P. is "a cross between Ricky Martin and John Kennedy Jr. in the looks department," according to a USA Today reporter. He is the face man in several bilingual ads promoting the candidacy of Uncle George among Latino voters.

Even more disturbing than its holding is the tone of the court's opinion: It bristles with hostility to all things religious in public life.

Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, on the high court's majority opinion against a Texas school district's policy of allowing students to pray before football games.

I could begin now by urging New Yorkers to have a counterintuitive response, and that is just be nice.

New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, urging New Yorkers to show restraint when the Atlanta Braves-with pitcher John Rocker-travel to New York to play the Mets this week.


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