Verbatim: Oct. 30, 2006

"I think I'd just commit suicide."

JOHN MCCAIN, Republican Senator from Arizona, joking about what he would do if Democrats gain control of the House and Senate. "I don't want to face that eventuality," he added, "because I don't think it's going to happen."

"Why does he want to destroy me in my old age?"

ANTHONY MERCIECA, Catholic priest, 72, who last week admitted that he had an intimate two-year relationship with Mark Foley in the 1960s when the ex-Congressman was an altar boy in Florida

"They've called me Aunt Jemima, a sellout, a traitor to my race."

FRANCES RICE,...

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