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"We are not interested in dignifying something so outlandish and inconceivable with a response."
SCOTT MCCLELLAN, White House spokesman, on British reports of a leaked document alleging that U.S. President George W. Bush had expressed an interest in bombing the headquarters of the Arabic television network Al-Jazeera

"Right now Mercury ... is in a corner perfectly aligned with my star. Mercury is no good, so if it's not good, I am going to request not to speak." THAKSIN SHINAWATRA, Thai Prime Minister, explaining that he will refuse to take questions from reporters until next year...

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