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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Elephant in the room," Nov. 3, 2007

"I hope that with this apology I will become as insignificant as I should be."

U.S. Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark, after apologizing for his controversial remark about soldiers going "to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."

"I'm still adjusting because I don't like going to church for three hours every Sunday. That's rough!"

Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, on her conversion to Mormonism.

"Some Americans will think I'm crazy . . . but it was neither as terrible or as extraordinary as they think."

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Nobel laureate Doris Lessing, speaking about the 9/11 attacks to the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

"Terrorist, rogue states."

Florida Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller on Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. They raised Geller's ire by getting the party's presidential candidates to pledge not to campaign in Florida because the state violated party rules in moving up its primary date.


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