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Memorable things they said

Issue: "2008 Daniel of the Year," Dec. 13, 2008

"There is no Plan B."

Fritz Henderson (pictured), president and chief operating officer of GM, reporting that the car company will fail by the end of December without a quick $4 billion loan from the government.

"61 percent"

The share of Americans who oppose a government bailout of U.S. automakers, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released last week.

"In the end, he would have died without it, so I took a deep breath and followed the instructions to the letter."

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David Nott, a surgeon with Doctors Without Borders in Congo, on performing a complex but life-saving amputation procedure on a 16-year-old boy by following instructions sent in text messages from a London surgeon.

"The tradition of the last thousand years has been breached."

Jonathon Solomon, a Mumbai lawyer and president of the Indian Jewish Federation, on the attacks in Mumbai that killed six Jews at a community center. "This is the first time when a Jew has been targeted in India because he is a Jew."

"Maybe you will walk outside with me or something later and say hello to me."

Vice President-elect Joe Biden, to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during his speech at the National Governors Association meeting in Philadelphia, joking about the lack of attention he's been receiving since Election Day while she still draws the spotlight.

"I don't know, try eating chocolate cake."

Ed Young, pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, on what he told single people during his church's weeklong campaign to encourage married couples to have sex seven nights in a row.


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