Verbatim 2004

"I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."
JOHN KERRY, Democratic presidential contender, responding to Republican election-campaign ads that criticized his Senate vote against a bill to authorize $87 billion in funds for postwar Iraq

"I earned capital in the campaign, political capital. And now I intend to spend it. That's my style."
GEORGE W. BUSH, in a press conference after his victory in the Nov. 2 presidential election

"If they don't have the guts, I call them girlie men."

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