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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Tortilla wars," March 10, 2007

"Look at what God can do!"

Best Supporting Actress winner Jennifer Hudson, accepting an Oscar Feb. 25. Hudson failed to triumph in American Idol competition three years ago but succeeded in her role as a powerhouse vocalist in the movie Dreamgirls.

"It is the language people in the bazaar and alleyways use."

Iranian political commentator Mohammad Atrianfar, criticizing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for threatening the United States with rhetoric the top-level advisor said "is not suitable for a president and has no place in diplomatic circles."

"In D.C. they love to run you up the flagpole so they can let go of the rope and watch you splat."

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Democratic consultant Dane Strother, predicting that some high-profile 2008 candidates will soon abandon presidential bids.

"We want to bring the best of America to Vietnam."

Michael Aymong, chairman of Asian Coast Development Ltd. of Toronto, which is awaiting approval from Vietnam's Communist government to build a $4 billion resort and casino within easy driving distance of Ho Chi Minh City. Plans include an 8-acre swimming pool and 80,000 square feet of Las Vegas-style gambling tables.


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