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Issue: "Supreme Court fight," July 23, 2005

"Basically, they trashed our show."

Ben Jones, who played "Cooter" on The Dukes of Hazzard TV show from 1979 to 1985, urging fans to skip the movie version of the show due in theaters next month. He said the profanity and sexual content in the script is "like taking I Love Lucy and making her a crackhead or something."

"I'll be ghetto for the rest of my life. But at the same time, there's a lot of kids who look up to me. For that, I'll change."

NBA player Ron Artest, speaking for the first time since his Nov. 19 fight in Detroit.

"I have about as much interest in these numbers as I do Tom Cruise's views on religion."

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Todd Harris, spokesman for California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's reelection campaign, arguing that it's too early for concern about polls that show the governor losing hypothetical election matchups.

"If you are Jerry Falwell, it is probably wise to spend some of your time reminding the head of the chamber of commerce why he and you are on the same team."

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, on fallout from the Supreme Court's eminent-domain ruling in favor of local governments.


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