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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Too close to call," Oct. 28, 2006

"My head is about ready to explode."

White House aide Karl Rove, during a lunch with reporters and editors from The Washington Times, on receiving 68 polls a week for Senate, gubernatorial, and House races.

"We're getting printed letters with the letter 'U' standing for 'you.' And this kid wants to be hired in a communications position!"

Bob Killian, founder of Killian Advertising in Chicago, on the effect text-messaging has had on the grammar skills of job applicants.

"Although it often plays a crucial role in Hollywood's onscreen dramas, faith falls somewhere down between humility and obesity on the scale of the industry's most public traits."

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Los Angeles Times entertainment reporter Jay A. Fernandez on the surprising upcoming (Dec. 1) release of the biblically inspired film The Nativity Story.

"Every time his heart pumps, it's like a razor blade, it just keeps cutting."

Catherine Bertakis, before doctors removed a stingray barb that was stuck in the chest of her father, 81-year-old James Bertakis. A stingray reportedly flopped onto his boat off the coast of Florida and stung him when he tried to get it out of the boat.

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