"They think it's circus-like." --MERRELL FRANKEL, social-studies teacher, on her middle-school students' take on California's gubernatorial recall election
"You were agreeing with the very plan that Newt Gingrich wanted to pass, which was a $270 billion cut in Medicare." RICHARD GEPHARDT, Missouri Congressman and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, to opponent Howard Dean, during a candidates' debate in New York City
"Nobody up here deserves to be compared to Newt Gingrich." HOWARD DEAN, responding to Gephardt's comments
"We don't want Iraq to become a breeding ground for terrorism." PAUL BREMER, head of the Coalition Provisional Authority, at a Pentagon...