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Issue: "Gore strikes out," Dec. 9, 2000

When the time is right, I will announce.

Republican actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the Times of London, on his intention to run for governor of California.

I better get out of here before I get you guys in trouble.

U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), quoted in the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel after he was shown an indication of Broward County voting: He "squinted at the chad, trying to make out an intended vote.
He couldn't see it. Attorneys pointed to what they said was a bump, and the lawmaker stared. Still no luck." When asked, "Isn't it a little scary to decide an election with votes that only lawyers can see?" Mr. Kerrey responded, "To me it's an indication that the local people can make a decision."

Celebrations for Christmas have been canceled.

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Bethlehem city spokesman Tony Marcos, announcing that city officials had called off official Christmas celebrations at Jesus' birthplace because of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian fighting in the area.

Kolbe's very public stand on homosexuality is inconsistent with our beliefs. We wouldn't want anyone who advocated adultery to serve either.

Skip Woodward, vice president of the board of Gospel Rescue Mission in Tucson, Ariz., on the homeless shelter's decision to ask U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) not to volunteer at the shelter's Thanksgiving dinner. "This mission is founded on biblical principles, and we cannot give a public forum to a public official who is blatantly flaunting those principles," wrote board member Evelyn H. Haugh in a memo to the congressman.

Are you kidding? That George Bush was a crybaby, that he was the spoiled son of a failed president. You know, you could just hear, the personal attacks on Bush would be just absolutely vicious.

Newsweek reporter Howard Fineman, on the radio show Imus in the Morning, when asked how the media would have reacted if "the roles were reversed" and George W. Bush had contested an Al Gore election victory.


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