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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Faith-based campaigning," Jan. 27, 2007

"Like bombs went off everywhere."

McAlester, Okla., assistant city manager Bart Van Nieuwenhuise on the damage in his city caused by downed power lines and falling branches after last week's ice storm.

"It will be my first time in the minority party, but I've been in the minority the whole time I've been here."

Conservative U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on the leadership change in Congress.

"It's just a typo."

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Erin Isaac, spokeswoman for new Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, on a headline on the governor's website about "the Christ team," in reference to Crist's staff. Three Florida newspapers also reportedly added an 'h' to Crist's name during the first two weeks of January.

"I didn't think it would be a major issue."

Michelle Manhart, an Air Force staff sergeant, on her surprise at being relieved of her duties after she posed for Playboy magazine.

"I'm going to see it with my lawyers."

Diana Ross, during a guest appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, on the movie Dreamgirls. The film is loosely based on her time in the Supremes, a 1960s R&B group.

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