Verbatim: May 19, 2003

"I've got a doc with me 24 hours a day who watches me carefully. There's one outside there now." DICK CHENEY, Vice President, trying to allay concerns about his health, after announcing he would be Bush's running mate in 2004

"The cost difference between a Viking per hour and Marine One per hour is $7 per hour." ARI FLEISCHER, White House spokesman, responding to complaints that Bush had wasted government money by arriving on the carrier Abraham Lincoln in a Navy jet, Top Gun--style, instead of in a helicopter, for a photo op with U.S. troops

"This weather has put the...

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