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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Post-party election blues?," Nov. 6, 2004

"I was exercising my political expression."

Barry Seltzer of Sarasota, Fla., to police after being charged with aggravated assault for driving onto the sidewalk and trying to run over U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) during a Harris campaign rally in Sarasota.

"Ninety-seven percent."

The percentage of Bush or Kerry campaign contributions by faculty and staff at Dartmouth College going to John Kerry, according to The Wall Street Journal. The percentages for Mr. Kerry were 93 at Yale and Cornell and 89 at Brown.

"This is a business. The Coke commercials are not filling the gap between our segments. We are filling in the gap between the Coke commercials."

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Will Arnett, star of the Fox sitcom Arrested Development .

"You'd have to check with the Cubans to find out what's broken about Mr. Castro. We, obviously, have expressed our views about what's broken in Cuba."

State Department spokesman Richard Boucher after Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke a knee and arm in an Oct. 20 fall. Asked whether he wished Mr. Castro a speedy recovery, Mr. Boucher replied, "No."


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