Verbatim 2004

"I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."

JOHN KERRY, responding to Republican 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 election

"My truth is that I am a gay American."

JAMES MCGREEVEY, Governor of New Jersey, announcing his resignation and confessing to an affair with a man he had appointed to political...

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