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Memorable things they said

Issue: "Playing with capitalism," May 23, 2009

"You know, that's a complicated question."

Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, to Oprah Winfrey on whether she still loves her husband after his admission of an affair during his campaign. John Edwards is under investigation for misusing campaign funds to benefit his lover's company, a charge he denies.

"You mean to tell me you will give bailouts . . . yet we don't have enough to bail our children out to get a private education? That ain't right."

Washington, D.C., parent Greg Rhett, on moves by the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress to end a popular school voucher program for D.C. students.

"I think the vice president misrepresented what the vice president wanted to say."

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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, on Vice President Joe Biden's controversial suggestion to avoid planes and trains because of swine flu fears.

"Twitter just doesn't seem to have a whole lot of stickiness to it."

Ezra Gottheil, an analyst at Technology Business Research Inc., on a Nielsen Co. report that the microblogging site Twitter has only a 40 percent retention rate, meaning that 60 percent of users don't return in the next month.

"In school, I have all these teachers asking for my autograph. I wasn't used to that."

Little League pitcher Mackenzie Brown, 12, of Bayonne, N.J., on the reaction after she pitched a perfect game late last month, retiring all 18 boys she faced. Brown is one of two girls on her team.

"The only difference is if a dog bites my ankle, it ain't going to hurt me."

Army Sgt. Patrick Marziale, who lost a leg during service in Iraq, on how his life will be different with a prosthetic limb.


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