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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Trailer park blues," Nov. 26, 2005

"Right now it's not our job to give out specifics."

Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean, on NBC's Meet the Press, responding to host Tim Russert's comment that Democrats are offering generic statements instead of specific solutions on such issues as Social Security, health care, and Iraq.

"The Lord, He gave me life. What I did was to give it right back to Him."

NBA star Michael Redd of the Milwaukee Bucks on buying a church building for Philadelphia Deliverance Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio-pastored by his father, James Redd-after he signed a six-year, $91 million deal with the Bucks.

"If you get caught the third time, it means you're not learning the lesson."

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman and National League MVP Albert Pujols voicing support for a new agreement by owners and players to fight steroid use. The deal includes increased testing and stiffer penalties, including a lifetime ban for players who test positive for steroids a third time.

"The guy was only half-baked when he was picked up."

Fergus Falls, Minn., Police Capt. Hugo McPhee on a burglar at a restaurant who tried to hide in an oven as authorities interrupted his Nov. 14 burglary attempt.


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