Verbatim: Mar. 14, 2005

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"I think he's one of the biggest political hacks we have in Washington."

HARRY REID, Democratic Senate leader, about Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, saying he should be challenging the Republicans on their fiscal policy

"I know what I don't know. To this day, I don't know technology, and I don't know finance or accounting."

BERNIE EBBERS, former WorldCom CEO, testifying in his trial for fraud that he had no knowledge of illegal accounting practices at the company

"The jobs I'm being asked to do, the five hats that I wear, are too much for this mortal. I'm a little amazed at the work load."

PORTER GOSS, director of the CIA, in a rare public appearance, describing his job in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

"I would give anything to have a figure like hers."

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, former Secretary of State, defending current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's stylish attire in Wiesbaden, Germany

"Risotto."

MARTHA STEWART, when asked by reporters outside her home in Bedford, N.Y., what she was planning for dinner on her first day back from prison

"It took a lot of guts. It took a lot of hair."

PRESIDENT BUSH, at a White House ceremony honoring the Boston Red Sox for winning the World Series

"If she did run and she was able to win, she'd make a very, very good President. I think now she's at least as good as I was."

BILL CLINTON, former President, speaking about his wife, New York Senator Hillary Clinton

"Yes, very much."

PRINCE CHARLES, responding to a comment by a 7-year-old girl, Pamela Kenneally-Murphy: "I hope you're in love with the woman you're marrying"

Sources: CNN; USA Today; AP; ABC; Record Review; AP; Washington Times; Evening Standard