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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Jerry Falwell," May 26, 2007

"H. Ross Perot on steroids."

Michael Toner, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his reported plans to spend $1 billion of his own money on a third-party presidential campaign.

"$72.8 million"

The price, according to Sotheby's, that an anonymous bidder paid on May 15 for "White Center," a 1950 Rothko painting. It was a record price for a work of art composed after World War II.

"We've had a Congress that's spent money like John Edwards at a beauty shop."

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GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, speaking during the May 15 South Carolina presidential debate.

"I trust those conversions when they happen on the road to Damascus, not on the road to Des Moines."

GOP presidential candidate Tom Tancredo on some of his opponents' recent changes on abortion and other issues.

"It feels really strange to have a truck run over your head."

University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student and cyclist Ryan Lipscomb on a May 11 accident in which a delivery truck hit him. Lipscomb survived with only a concussion and a mangled helmet.


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