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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Not angry anymore," Dec. 1, 2007

"The Democratic Party believes . . . that there are no bars to heaven for anybody."

Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean on the theology of his party.

"Here are two brother countries, united like a single fist."

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, on Venezuela and Iran, during a trip to Tehran.

"Why don't you shut up?"

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King Juan Carlos of Spain to Chavez after the Venezuelan leader's repeated interruptions during a summit in Chile. The incident has become popular on YouTube and as a ringtone in Spain.

"This is the dark underbelly of cohabitation."

University of Virginia sociologist Brad Wilcox on the increased likelihood of child abuse among cohabiting couples. "Cohabitation has become quite common," he told the Associated Press, "and most people think, 'What's the harm?' The harm is we're increasing a pattern of relationships that's not good for children."

"I would trade all three for one world championship."

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez on winning his third American League Most Valuable Player award last week but never having been part of a World Series champion team.


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