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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Survivors," Sept. 29, 2007

"Don't tase me, Bro!"

University of Florida student Andrew Meyer to campus police seconds before they used a taser weapon to subdue him after he disrupted a Sept. 17 speech by Sen. John Kerry. Video of the incident was posted on YouTube, sparking debate about whether police used excessive force to remove Meyer.

"I think he's gone off the deep end, or should I say, deeper end."

Former CBS News producer Josh Howard on Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS for damaging his reputation in the aftermath of his 2004 story that made false claims about President Bush's military service. Howard worked with Rather on the story.

"I have no idea. I was a member of that church in 2000 and it didn't save me then."

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Sen. John McCain when asked whether the recent revelation that he is a Baptist, and not an Episcopalian as he had long claimed, would help him in the presidential race.

"Those of you in need of instant gratification, go elsewhere."

U.S. envoy Chris Hill, five days before another round of talks with North Korea was due to start. Talks were postponed because Pyongyang inexplicably backed out.


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