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Memorable things they said

Issue: "The Road to Cana," Feb. 23, 2008

"On behalf of the government of Australia, I am sorry."

Kevin Rudd, prime minister of Australia, offering an official apology to the thousands of Aborigines who were forcibly taken from their families as children under past assimilation policies.

"We had it tested and it was so full of steroids that we never could have given it to athletes. They all would have tested positive."

Frank Puleo, a caterer working for the United States Olympic Committee, after testing a 14-inch chicken breast purchased at a supermarket in Beijing, host of this year's summer Olympics.

"I'm too old."

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Former NFL superstar Joe Montana, giving his response to what he says are frequent questions about whether he is Hannah Montana's father. Miley Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, portrays Hannah Montana.

"It's like the Hotel California. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."

Nipon Das, director at a biotechnology consulting firm in New York, on his months-long effort to delete his Facebook account. Many users have found it almost impossible to delete their records from the online network.

"Diosdado Presidente."

Message of graffiti appearing in Venezuela in support of Diosdado Cabello, governor of Miranda State and a protégé of Hugo Chavez, suggesting support for the dictator's continued hold on the presidency may be waning.

"There's a greater chance that I would dye my hair green and get tattoos all over my body and do a rock tour with Amy Winehouse."

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on the likelihood that he would run for a U.S. Senate seat from Arkansas, as some have suggested.

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